Here at Whitewater Farm we welcome everyone that would like to spend some time on our farm in this incredibly special tiny house that we built and decorated with our own hands. We have busy lives on the farm taking care of our crops and animals and children, but we enjoy visitors of all sorts and are so thankful to share our farm this way.
This tiny house was a dream of ours to build. My husband did 90% of the work by himself and then I decorated it. We are so happy to share it with others who want to try out minimalist living!
The tiny house is located on our 156 acre farm halfway between our house and garage (we also airBnB a rustic loft space above the garage that sleeps up to 7 so you may see other guests on site).
The front porch features a small bench, which is a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
Walking in to the tiny house, you’ll find the sleeper sofa (double sized; sheets are located under the sofa in a box if you prefer to sleep on the first floor) on your left. The kitchen is in the rear left and the rear right features the bathroom behind a sliding barn door.
A sturdy ladder climbs up to the loft which features a queen bed. Note: the loft is NOT young children-safe whatsoever and a baby gate will not work to make it so due to the design of the railing. We do not recommend young children to be in the loft.
In the kitchen there is a mini refrigerator (sometimes stocked with our farm eggs if we have extra) and I provide coffee that can be made in the French Press provided. There is also an electric hot plate for cooking/heating water as well as tea pot, pots, pans and general kitchen tools. There is cream and sugar available.
The bathroom features a port-o-potty. There is no shower in the tiny house but if guests request a shower, they are welcome to use the guest shower in our main house, 150 feet away (please let us know if this is the case). We have also built an outdoor shower connected to our main house that has hot and cold water. Guests may use this as well.
This tiny house has electricity but we don’t have plumbing or running water. We do have a sink with cold water in the bathroom and the kitchen area for drinking/washing up. There is a space heater for winter/cold temperatures. It seems to keep up really well if temperatures are 20F and above; if the nights are super cold, the space heater can struggle to keep the bottom floor really warm but the loft always remains toasty...heat rises, y’all! We experimented with different heat sources but this one seems the best option for 95% of the nights in Pennsylvania so we are sticking with it. For summer, we have two fans for air circulation (one on the first floor and one next to the bed in the loft).
WiFi does reach the tiny house and password provided at check in. It is spotty, but is the best we can get in the country.
Outside of the tiny house is our communal fire pit (shared amongst guests on site), a large charcoal grill and an outdoor camp kitchen. Wood is $5 per bundle, money goes straight to my husband for cutting and stacking it. You can also bring your own. Bring your own charcoal as well if you want to cook outside.
If guests plan to walk the property or visit the barnyard of farm animals (we have goats, chickens and rabbits), a Liability Release Form must be filled out ahead of time and dropped off in the kitchen of our main house as this is private property.
A welcome packet, map of the property, Liability Release Forms, and a list of all local attractions/restaurants is available when you walk through the front door of the tiny house.
As we have two dogs on site, we do not permit guests’ pets on the property.
For winter stays, please look at the photo of Whitewater Lane. It is relatively steep and during snow/ice can be slippery. There are 4 houses including ours that live up this lane and we all drive front wheel drive and/or all wheel drive vehicles. We are confident drivers in the snow and no one has gotten in trouble on the lane but for those guests who aren’t comfortable driving in snow and/or don’t have a properly equipped vehicle, I would recommend booking outside of the Winter season (usually December-February sees the most likelihood of major storms).
White Water Farm is located just west of the Pocono Mountain range in northeastern Pennsylvania. The nearest city is Hazleton, PA with a population just under 20,000. Wilkes-Barre is a 20 minute drive away; Scranton is 35-40 minutes away.
We are conveniently located within 1 mile of Interstate 80, the main east/west route through Pennsylvania. Easy on/off. Within a three mile radius, one has access to a grocery store, liquor/beer store, local restaurants, and several gas stations. Everything you would need is in this valley. Come see for yourself how beautiful Pennsylvania can be!
The closest grocery store is Goulds' ShurSave located along Route 93 as part of Valley Plaza. Less than 2 miles away, it is located in a shopping center that has a beer store, liquor store, pizza restaurant, pharmacy, and tobacco shop. Also features an ice cream shop and mini golf course (open seasonally).
There are a wide array of local restaurants with exceptional food, including The Frogtowne Bar & Grille (located just 1 mile away), Sally's Country Inn, The Meating House, Brass Buckle, etc.
Local attractions include (search online for their websites):
Knoebals Amusement Park, Elysburg, PA
Centralia, PA (underground burning city)
Laurel Drive-In (open seasonally), Hazleton, PA
Jim Thorpe, PA (historic mining town with train rides available!)
Cinema and Drafthouse, Hazleton, PA (featuring inexpensive new-release movies and a wide selection of beer, drinks and food)
Ricketts Glen State Park (Great hiking with the ability to see 22 waterfalls and a man-made beachfront lake at the top of a mountain!)
Eckley Miners Village, Eckley PA (recreation of a historic mining town including an anthracite coal museum)
Many a guest have stayed with us as they seek out one or more of the many waterfalls that Pennsylvania has to offer. This link provides a detailed map to follow and we are right along the western border of the trail: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/pennsylvania/pa-road-trip-waterfalls/
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