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|
|?||Click for more detail on each of the features found in this cottage|