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House 5: DE LAM

Nestled on a hillside amidst junipers, De Lam or “Joyful Path”, is a unique house consisting of two round buildings made of compacted adobe.

Although centrally located in the Retreat Valley with easy access to the main road, the bedroom and practice space feels secluded and quiet. Adobe construction helps keep temperatures comfortable during warm or cool weather. There is room for meditation and moderate movement practices on a new cork floor.

The separate kitchen building has beautiful tile flooring and a ceiling fan. The bathroom is located between the kitchen and living structures.

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    • Location & SQ Ft.

      Centrally located near main road with views of neighboring cottages. 190 sq. ft. for the kitchen & 220 sq. ft. for the bedroom

    • Bedroom

      1 bedroom with twin bed, appropriate for an individual retreater

    • Kitchen

      Full kitchen with a small stove

    • Bathroom

      Full bathroom with separate entrance (privy toilet)

    • Meditation

      Meditation area in the bedroom, moderate space for yoga or other movement practices

    • Heat

      Wood stove in the bedroom and practice area

    • Hot Water

      On-demand propane hot water heater

    • Special Feature

      Round earthbag construction (flexible-form rammed earth)

    • Seasons

      2-season (fall, spring) house