cottage 23: Clarity

Clarity is a wonderfully crafted cottage, located high on a hill overlooking the valley.

The living space features three cozy rooms: a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a full kitchen with hand-crafted cabinetry, and a beautifully tiled full bath. The interior walls are soothing colors, and the entire cottage is made with non-toxic materials.The floor is marmoleum, a soft and durable substance made from recycled paper and resin.

A redwood deck breezeway connects the living space to the large practice area; thus the distractions involving cooking and sleeping are kept to a minimum. The floors of the meditation building are adobe and sealed with environmentally friendly oils.

The main house benefits from solar gain in the winter but avoids direct sunlight in the summer.

features of Clarity cottage

Location Semi-remote with close proximity to nearest neighbor, but few other cottages in sight
Bedroom 1 bedroom with queen bed, appropriate for individual or couple retreat
Kitchen 4-burner stovetop and ¾ -sized refrigerator, solar oven may be available upon request
Bathroom Full indoor bath with composting toilet
Meditation Separate building with plenty of room for yoga or other movement meditations
Heat Propane heating in both buildings
Hot water Passive solar hot water heater
Special features All natural building materials selected to be entirely without volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Seasons Year round cottage
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Cottage 23: Clarity – exterior view on approach, with sight barriers for more privacy

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Cottage 23: Clarity – exterior view from the west, showing 2 separate buildings joined by planked wood porch

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Cottage 23: Clarity – bedroom with bug netting and queen size bed

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Cottage 23: Clarity – kitchen with stove-top burners, refrigerator and wood panelling throughout. View is to the western mountains.

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Cottage 23: Clarity – bathroom and sink inside the main building

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Cottage 23: Clarity – meditation and practice building is a very large space with high ceilings and dormitory windows for excellent natural light

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