cottage 5: Delam

Nestled within junipers on the side of a hill, Delam, or “Joyful Path” is a unique cottage with two small rounded buildings constructed of Earthbag (compacted adobe). The bedroom/practice space is secluded and quiet, yet the cottage is centrally located with easy access to the main road. The living area is cozy, and the thermal mass of the adobe walls keeps it cool in warm weather and toasty on a cold night.

Distractions are limited in the living space with its high windows and no views of adjacent cottages. There is room for meditation and moderate movement practices. The separate kitchen building has beautiful tile flooring and a ceiling fan.

The full bathroom is a short walk away, in a freestanding structure.

features of Delam cottage

Location Centrally located cottage near the main road, with views of the main valley and other cottages in the distance
Bedroom 1 bedroom with twin bed, appropriate for individual retreat
Kitchen Full kitchen with small oven
Bathroom Full indoor bath (separate building) with vaulted privy toilet
Meditation Moderate room for yoga or other movement meditations in bedroom
Heat Wood stove in living area; no heat in kitchen or bathroom
Hot water On-demand hot water heater
Special feature Rounded Earthbag construction (flexible-form rammed earth)
Seasons 2-season (fall, spring) cottage
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Cottage 5: Delam - View of cottage from a distance.

Cottage 5: Delam – View of cottage from a distance.

Cottage 5: Delam - Exterior of kitchen and bathroom buildings.

Cottage 5: Delam – Exterior of kitchen and bathroom buildings.

Cottage 5: Delam - Interior of kitchen, with new tiled flooring, unique rounded walls

Cottage 5: Delam – Interior of kitchen, with new tiled flooring, unique rounded walls

Cottage 5: Delam - Interior of meditation building with wood stove, earth floors, ceiling fan.

Cottage 5: Delam – Interior of meditation building with wood stove, earth floors, ceiling fan.

Cottage 5: Delam - Interior of meditation building with bed, fan, high windows.

Cottage 5: Delam – Interior of meditation building with bed, fan, high windows.