The Tiny House Farmstay is located on a small homestead a few minutes outside of Gig Harbor Wa and will be available to guests starting October 2017.
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In the meantime… here’s some info to help you dream about your trip!
The Accommodations: My design style is modern farmhouse boho rustic chic if such a thing exists 🙂 and your Farmstay space is designed with intention by me to inspire creativity and offer a fresh breathe of peace! You will have your own tiny house that sleeps up to 5 people in a small but cleverly designed space. Full kitchen, bathroom, private downstairs bedroom in addition to a loft, handmade farm table, comfy sofa, two sets of french doors, and a porch overlooking the flower gardens and baby goats! Imagine it: Check out our Farmstay Style Inspiration Board
The Meals: We intend our Farmstays to be full of learning, deep connection to food, and the empowering feeling of creation. Therefore, any meals we serve you are co-created with YOU in the form of a private cooking class…you select the menu, harvest from the garden and participate in making the recipe. Options for farm fresh breakfasts, dinners in the orchard, stocked fridges, picnic basket lunches, s’mores campfire, appetizer hour, and other fun ways to feed! Oh and P.S. for those who care, we always cook gluten free, usually dairy-free, and happy to accommodate whatever your body needs without sacrificing an ounce of gourmet. Imagine it: Check out our Farmstay Meal Inspiration Boards
The Activities: See Farmstay packages below! Choose from crafting, homesteading, cooking, manifesto writing, or life and business design. Or just explore the area around Gig Harbor Wa….Hiking, kayaking, state parks, beach access, stand up paddleboarding, antiquing, cider tasting, winetasting, beer tasting, farm visiting, waterfalls, hotsprings, sailing, ferry boat riding, farmers markets, fishing, good food, fun for the kids, museums, glass blowing, lavender festivals, lighted boat parades, Bluegrass festivals….yeah, we like where we live. Imagine it: Check out our Things to Do Around Gig Harbor inspiration board
Which vacation will you choose?
You wake to a faint rooster calling. You gaze at the tall trees out one window and since you are in a loft it feels as if you are swinging in their branches. Out the other window the dew is glistening on the field of flowers as the sun peeks over the trees. You leave your feathery nest and make your way down stairs to a wall of windows. As you fill your tea kettle you see the sheep are waking too across the meadow. You sip your tea overlooking the homestead and imagine the breakfast soon coming to you …..the smell of fresh roasted coffee and the comfort of food from the very land on which you now sit. The day beckons with total freedom for all your heart desires…. long beach walks, kayak adventures, and shops filled with antiques. You feel alive, connected, inspired. Man, this is what life is all about. Imagine it: Check out our Homestead Breakfast inspiration board here.
Upon waking and eating a hearty breakfast from the homestead, you meet with the Chittle family to tour the homestead and learn about the days activities. Feeding the chickens, ducks, and sheep, collecting eggs, milking sheep, watering the garden and harvesting ….veggies, fruits, nuts, berries. Depending on your interests and the time of year, some other items on the agenda might include making sheep cheese, preserving the harvest (canning, drying, freezing), learning about the aquaponics system (maybe catching a fish for dinner!), baking bread (gluten free!) or some other yummy thing, pruning trees, mowing grass, scooping sheep poop…if you really wanna be a farmer 🙂 If you’ve brought the kids along, they will have endless fun picking up chickens, playing in the forest, picking their own veg and fruit, and swinging on our swings. Once chores are done, head to the beach nearby, grab dinner in town, and come back to gourmet s’mores around a campfire. Imagine it: Check out our Homesteading Skills inspiration board here.
This is the moment to indulge deeply in those crafts you have pinned on your pinterest board. Bring your girlfriends or hubby or make it a mother daughter weekend, send me which crafts you want to make and your craft table with all your supplies will be waiting for you along with your cozy little tiny home on a homestead that will foster your creative genius during your visit. Feel what it feels like to create with time and space and all the inspiration you could want. Be nourished by food grown on the homestead, stroll the flower gardens, take a trip to the beach, say hello to the sheep, laugh at the chickens as you drink your beverage of choice…a cocktail, wine, tea, or cup of hot cocoa. Just an idea….bring your bridesmaids and make all the decorations for your wedding (and maybe even pick some flowers for your wedding bouquets!)…your wedding can cost less and be pinterest worthy. And what a bachelorette experience of wine and gossip around a campfire after a day of sitting around crafting….way better then drunk dancing on tables at the club :). Imagine it: Check out our crafting inspiration board here.
Ever need a time-out from life to get clear, get inspired, and figure out how to do things differently? Whether it be parenting, marriage, business, or life, sometimes things just need a pause button and the Homestead offers that moment of peaceful intentional pause. Engage in any of our coaching programs (The Manifesto, The Bold Family, Revolutionary Life Design Strategy, Business Strategy, The Bold Life project) in person on the homestead. Do it solo, with the love of your life or bring the whole family for some deep re-connection back into what is important to you, what inspires you and what your next steps are to make it all feel simple, joyful, and fun again. Maybe even grab some fellow big dreaming girlfriends or revolutionary mamas for a retreat. The beautiful gardens, slow pace of life and expansive beaches nearby will ground you to the earth for focus and clarity and offer quiet spaces to hear what your heart is trying to tell you. Your Chittle Coaches are here to offer you the personalized structure and resources to turn that whisper into an actionable plan. This is truly a vacation with intention.
The Food Revolution
When food has become an exhausting foe to battle each day, you may want to come for a visit to the homestead to reset your relationship to food and body. For a weekend or a week, stop dieting or cleansing or even using your brain to select your food choices. Instead, surround yourself with foods in unprocessed form, engage in sensual slow eating, and connect with your food and body on a deeper level. You will discover how this burden of food and body hatred can be transformed when you start EATING and LIVING in alignment with your values. Pull your food from the earth rather than from plastic packaging that has calories counts and health food claims on it. Eat whole healthy food that actually tastes good and treat yourself to an indulgence in food in a whole new way than your pint of ben and jerry’s. Get clear on what you want to stand for in the world through what you spend your food dollars on…a powerful form of voting with your fork while also integrating a new set of beliefs that will guide your food choices based on your values rather sugar grams or a dread of fat rolls. Got food battles with your kids? Bring the whole family out to the Homestead to build the foundations for everyone to have a lifetime of peace with food…a true gift to those we love of the younger generation.
Design your own mix of NW adventure, farm activities, coaching, crafting, luxury, learning, business, and fun. Want us to book you a family kayaking trip? Wanna basket of fresh food from the homestead to cook your own dinner in the tiny home kitchen or a picnic to take to the beach? Are you a foodie wanting to gather your fellow mamas or big dreamers around a gourmet dinner in the apple orchard? Craving a game night with gourmet s’mores? Looking for a place to bring a small intimate group for creative brainstorming or retreat? Interested in a unique bachelorette party experience or girls weekend? Or maybe you want to go deeper as an apprentice in some project we are doing on the homestead. You will fill out a form (where we have lots of clever ideas for you!) telling us all about the experience you want to have at the Homestead and we will provide a customized price quote. Believe me, just filling out the form is fun.
Imagine it with us!
Click on our Pinterest Boards below to get a vision of what we have up our sleeves:
Tiny House Style Inspiration Board – What to call my ideal decor style? Who knows. I am going to to go with a minimalist boho industrial farm chic if such a thing can exist. Cozy. Simple. A billowy whiteness of space & possibility with a dash of bright color, pattern, and lines of black that remove any wishy-washiness from the act of bringing our dreams into the tangible. Inspiration from the elements…wood, wool, metal, texture. Old things with a story… primitive, upcycled, DIY, and hand-powered.
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Homestead Breakfast Inspiration Board – We believe in sustainable indulgence that comes from the bounty of the earth. We believe in nourishment and pleasure. We believe gluten free, dairy free, meat-free or whatever “free” your body requires can be made just as yummy. We also believe in package-free. The only “free” we can’t do is FAT- FREE because we believe in FULL FAT everything…well, for those things nature made that way.
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Dinner & Picnic Inspiration Board – A candlelit dinner in the orchard? A picnic blanket spread in the meadow?A basket packed for a trip to the beach? A fridge of fresh ingredients and a recipe card for you and your group to cook up in the tiny house kitchen? Farm fresh, local, sustainable. REAL FOOD. Yummyness.
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Farm Table Inspiration Board – If you are anything like me, you are going to want to see these. There is nothing that makes my heart happier then a beautifully set farm table in an orchard, forest, or flower meadow…sometimes fancy, sometimes as simple as can be…a place for a gathering of mamas creating, or entrepreneurs collaborating, or families connecting. Laughter. Storytelling. Dream-making. Under the summer sun or a sky filled with stars, candles flickering in the wind and twinkly lights illuminating the REAL faces of those all around you.
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Farmstay Treat Inspiration Board – I get my kicks out of taking things to the next level of special and being clever with our ingredients from the homestead. Fresh baked goodies, gourmet smores baskets, an unconventional “mint” on your pillow. I am not giving away all my surprises so guess you are just going to have to come for a visit.
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Fancy Drinks – Hot- Inspiration Board – Nothing like a warm cozy beverage curled up by the fire for a good book, journalwrite or game night….or greeting you in the morning as you sit quietly overlooking the rising sun glistening off the dew covered flower field.
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Fancy Drinks – Iced – Inspiration Board – Or maybe you prefer your beverages over ice on a hot day after a few hours of having your hands in the soil or coming back from your day of hiking and kayaking adventures. Herbal infusions from the homestead, with or without alcohol 🙂
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Crafting inspiration board – What could you do with a whole weekend of space, time, focus, and inspiration for those creative projects you have been putting on the back burner?
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Homesteading Skills inspiration board – Homesteading can be done anywhere. Bring these skills back into your life whether you live in an apartment or on a ranch. We are learning how to preserve, and gorw, and build, and upcycle, and take care of animals, and make cheese, yogurt, apple cider….. and we would like you to learn right along side us!
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Things to Do Around Gig Harbor inspiration board – Hiking, kayaking, state parks, beach access, stand up paddleboarding, antiquing, cider tasting, winetasting, beer tasting, farm visiting, waterfalls, hotsprings, sailing, ferry boat riding, farmers markets, fishing, good food, fun for the kids, museums, glass blowing, lavender festivals, lighted boat parades, Bluegrass festivals….yeah, we like where we live 🙂
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The Chittle Homestead Vision Board – Upcoming Projects – So you know all the visions we have and that you will be apart of over the next 5, 10, 20 years. We are in it for the long haul. Patience grasshopper, patience.
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