cottage 18: Vira

Vira offers a cozy and bright retreat space for one person, with two separate structures conveniently located in the central retreat valley.

A few cottages are in view, perfect for those that prefer a sense of community and support during retreat. Even so, the straw-bale meditation and sleeping space is comfortably insulated from the outside world, with a small shady screened-in porch facing the mountains to the east.

The bedroom is specifically designed without electrical wiring to provide a deeply peaceful experience; portable solar lamps provide evening light.

A second building, of well-crafted wood framing, contains the kitchen and bathroom with plenty of shelving, DC electricity, and everything within reach. This space is smaller than other cottages, and so is not recommended for those who have expansive movement practices.

 features of Vira cottage

Location Centrally located in the main valley with neighboring cottages in view
Bedroom 1 bedroom with twin bed, appropriate for individual retreat
Heat Propane heat in living cottage, passive solar heat in practice/sleeping cottage
Hot water Passive solar hot water heater
Kitchen Stovetop and 3/4 size fridge, solar oven may be available upon request
Bathroom Indoor shower and composting toilet
Practice space Two buildings; bedroom/practice and kitchen/bath (please note: open floor space is limited)
Seasons 2-season (fall, spring) cottage
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Cottage 18: Vira – exterior view of separate buildings for living and practice.


Cottage 18: Vira – kitchen with 3 burner stove laid into butcher block counter


Cottage 18: Vira – bed within the meditation or practice building, high dormer windows provide great light


Cottage 18: Vira – red door access between 2 buildings, with kitchen in the background.

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