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Brand New Listing: Your Own Private Cottage. a Completely Rennovated Bungalow.

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1935 bungalow all to yourself and a whole urban farm to enjoy while you stay.

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Last updated: 10/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

East Downtown bungalow description

Totally unique in Austin, HausBar Farm's GuestHaus sits on a working 2 acre organic Urban Farm! You'll be able to relax in our bungalow; visit our donkeys, geese, chickens, ducks and bunnies; make your own delicious meals from HausBar Farms' bounty; and have easy access to East Side and Downtown Austin restaurants, bars and shopping.

Be Our Guest!

Guests will have our whole bungalow to enjoy for themselves with a beautiful fenced yard. The backyard features a patio and grill for great outdoor cooking and dining. Our guests are also welcome to wander the pasture and garden areas to meet the animals and check out our year-round organic vegetable garden.

Owners, Dorsey Barger and Susan Hausmann live at HausBar Farm in a house at the back of the property and are thrilled to host people in the bungalow at the front of the farm. For guests interested, they offer a variety of workshops about gardening, homesteading, composting, chicken raising, and aquaponic agriculture, for a more in depth farm experience. For those looking for a romantic get-away with minimal/no interaction with the staff, they're glad to provide that opportunity as well.

East Austin

East Austin is an amazing neighborhood filled with cultural diversity, gorgeous old trees, art studios, creativity, food, more than a few hipsters, music, bars, restaurants . . . and in this part of Central East Austin, four Urban Farms!

Even the New York Times has written about beloved East Austin in all of its charm. 'These days, [East Austin is] the city’s newly fashionable arts district, with studios, galleries, cocktail bars, cafes and all manner of food trucks popping up on most every block. Beloved taquerias and barbecue joints, ramshackle carwashes and Christian outreach ministries now jostle against shiny condos, [and] fancy restaurants . . .' New York Times, BONNIE TSUI, JAN. 31, 2014

Parking & Transportation

We provide off street parking for up to 2 cars and there is a popular bus line 75 feet from your front door. Bicycle lanes are available throughout the neighborhood providing easy biking to Downtown and East Austin hot spots.

Welcome to HausBar!

You will absolutely love staying on an Urban Farm! We offer HausBar Farm's organic eggs and produce for those guests who would like to make a special farm meal on the outdoor grill or in the bungalow kitchen. Waking up and preparing a breakfast of eggs you've gathered and vegetables you've just harvested is an unbelievable experience!

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 25 years of age or older....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times around our farm animals and organic vegetable garden. The Guesthaus features a completely fenced yard which allows children to play among the fruit trees and herb shrubs which grace the yard....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Because there are plant diseases that can be transmitted by the hands of smokers to tomato plants, for example, HausBar Farms Guesthaus is a completely non-smoking facility inside the bungalow and outdoor areas....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We regret that we are unable to accept pets because of potential danger to your pet, our farm animals, and our vegetable garden....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Super-comfy sleeping spaces....moreless

          • Big open bedroom with organic King-sized mattress. Charming framed art graces the softly colored walls. The bedroom features a great sunny sitting area to enjoy a great novel over a cup of coffee in the morning or a softly lit evening with a glass of wine and a magazine before bed. Gorgeous old painted wood ceilings and long leaf pine floors. Back bedroom windows face the backyard patio and grill, and beyond, the ducks, chickens, geese, miniature donkeys and rabbits that call HausBar Farm their home....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Nice, spaceous, sparkling clean bathroom newly remodeled....moreless

          • The bathroom, along with the rest of the house, has been totally remodeled and updated. The bright, sunny bathroom sparkles and shines and features a tub/shower combo with a window that looks out over our organic vegetable garden; a brand new pedestal sink, and exquisite black and white tiled floor. Your large bathroom closet is stocked with toiletry items, including our own homemade HausBar Farms herbal soaps, to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Big fluffy hand towels, bath mats and bath towels are provided for you. And so that you don't have to over-pack for your vacation, there is a washer and dryer conveniently located in the bathroom closet as well....moreless

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player:

            DVD Player and DVDs provided for your viewing pleasure....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Time Warner Cable provided....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Radio, CD player and whole-house, independently adjustable speakers throughout....moreless

          • Television:

            2 nice large flat screen TV. One in the bedroom and one in the living area....moreless

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Rural:

                Enjoy a peaceful stay on a sustainable urban farm in the heart of Austin. Features organic vegetables, free ranging chickens, rabbits, a really friendly goose, and a pair of adorable mini donkeys....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining:

                The open floor plan means that 4 people can dine at the eating bar or dine at the small breakfast table. ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central Air controlled by easy to use programmed thermostat. ...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Located in the bathroom with the washer....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Toasty heat available any time you need it....moreless

              • Internet:

                Wireless internet provided....moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Fresh, crisp, clean sheets provided for king sized bed and pull-out queen bed....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Great open living room, dining room, kitchen layout make for a terrific open, roomy living space....moreless

              • Parking:

                2 off-street parking spots in the driveway adjoining the bungalow....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Fluffy towels, bathmats and hand towels provided. ...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Located in the bathroom closet to provide easy convenient clothes and towel cleaning....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee maker ready to wake you up....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Wine glasses, coffee mugs, water glasses, plate cups and bowls so you won't want for a thing for your meals....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Brand spanking new and ready to handle all of your dishes, pots and pans....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Completely remodeled kitchen that not only includes brand new large appliances but also includes pots and pans and cooking utensils that will make it a delight to cook HausBar Farms produce and eggs....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Built in hood vent/microwave....moreless

              • Oven:

                Nice big full sized oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Cloth and paper napkins provided. Coffee and cream mean you don't have to find a store on your first day here. The refrigerator dispenses filtered water (infinitely more sustainable than bottles)....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Immaculate full-sized refrigerator and freezer....moreless

              • Stove:

                4 burner stove plus tortilla warmer griddle....moreless

              • Toaster:

                Great local bakeries offer fantastic bread for toasting. ...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                The backyard patio overlooks HausBar Farms property. Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of a small farm from your back door in the middle of Austin!...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Our guests are also welcome to wander the pasture and garden areas to meet the animals and check out our year-round organic vegetable garden....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Take advantage of the grill and enjoy outdoor cooking and dining on an authentic urban farm....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Formula 1
              Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $300
              SXSW
              Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $400
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $150

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              Fees:

              • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
              • Tax Rate 15%

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              Last updated: 10/31/2014
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              Location

              6.6 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Austin Bergstrom International Airport
              1.2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              St. Roch's Bar
              2.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Morris-Williams Golf Course
              3.9 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amtrak
              2.4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 35
              1.1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Gourmands

              Car: Not Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2014

              About the owner: My name is Dorsey Barger and food and hospitality are my great loves. I owned and operated the Eastside Cafe in east Austin for 24 years and became passionately involved in growing vegetables organically, sourcing food locally, recycling fanatically, and composting radically. I sold the Eastside Cafe in 2011 to start HausBar Farm with my partner, Susan Hausmann, to see just how far we could push our adventure in sustainable living. In 2014 we opened HausBar Urban Farm GuestHaus. It's a brand new part of our farming adventure. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Religious Studies is 1985, which qualified me beautifully to bus tables in restaurants upon graduation. But I guess that's as good a place to start out in the restaurant business as you can have. I fell in love with the chaos of a bustling brunch atmosphere and decided I had to open my own place when I was 24 years old. My business partner and I found an old house converted into a restaurant, on an acre of land with an organic vegetable garden behind it, and opened our restaurant on the site one month later. That's how the Eastside Cafe was born and so was my life in food and hospitality. Susan Hausmann, my partner, is one of those rare people who was born in Austin and has never left. She got a degree in economics from the University of Texas and later an MBA from St. Edwards University. She has worked for the Texas Department of transportation for 28 years and currently works as a State Safety Oversight Manager, managing safety for the light rail systems in Texas. As a guesthouse team, we've got you covered. We'll keep you safe, well fed, and well cared for while you stay with us.

              Why the Owner Chose East Downtown:
              Susan and I love the east side of Austin with its rich cultural diversity, vibrant arts community, incredible restaurant and bar culture, gorgeous old trees and deep black fertile soil. The land that we now farm was once river bottom and is a perfect spot for food cultivation. So when we decided to start an urban farm, we knew just where we'd sink our roots and we're in great company. There are 3 other urban farms within a mile of each other here in the Govalle neighborhood and we all love and support each other.

              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
              Our guesthouse is totally unique in Austin, and probably in most of the rest of the country, actually. You'll be surrounded by animals, vegetables, and sustainable living systems when you stay at HausBar Urban Farm GuestHaus. You can snuggle little bunnies, cuddle baby chicks and scratch miniature donkeys behind the ears right in the middle of Austin, Texas. At HausBar Farms and GuestHaus, we take being 'green' to a whole other level. We started our urban farm's organic garden in 2009 by digging 51 beds of vegetables with pitchforks and shovels because we don't use gas-powered equipment of any kind here. We don't want contribute to air and noise pollution. We organically raise vegetables, hens for eggs, chickens, ducks, and rabbits for meat, and donkeys for lawn mowing. And to add to all of that, we are beginning construction on a pole barn which will have solar panels for a roof and will supply us with 90% of the electricity we need to power our home, farm, commercial kitchen and guesthouse AND serve as a shade structure for our animals in the hot Austin summertime. We capture rain water off of our roof and store it in a 30,000 gallon storage tank. Our rain-water and well water are used for drip irrigation of our crops and to fill an aquaponics system, which allows us to raise fish and vegetables in the same water in a gorgeous circular system. Fish waste is converted to plant food and plant roots clean and filter water for fish. Elegant systems of sustainability and interconnectedness are what our urban farm and guesthouse are all about. You can enjoy all of this while you stay at HausBar Farms and GuestHaus. It's a great place to come and relax whether you're here in Austin on business or for pleasure. We're centrally located and close to everything!


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              • 1935 bungalow all to yourself and a whole urban farm to enjoy while you stay.

                1935 bungalow all to yourself and a whole urban farm to enjoy while you stay.

              • Strolls through our garden are so relaxing, you don't know you're in the city.

                Strolls through our garden are so relaxing, you don't know you're in the city.

              • Bathroom totally updated recently along with the rest of the house! Shiny clean.

                Bathroom totally updated recently along with the rest of the house! Shiny clean.

              • Fold out couch sleeps two.  Open floor plan: dining, kitchen, living together.

                Fold out couch sleeps two. Open floor plan: dining, kitchen, living together.

              • Kitchen totally remodeled.  Sparkling clean. All-new appliances, counters, wares

                Kitchen totally remodeled. Sparkling clean. All-new appliances, counters, wares

              • Eating bar seats 4 for meals or wine and cheese.  All new appliances, cookware.

                Eating bar seats 4 for meals or wine and cheese. All new appliances, cookware.

              • Lola and Gordo the Wonderbunny make sure that our vegetables are amazingly good.

                Lola and Gordo the Wonderbunny make sure that our vegetables are amazingly good.

              • Bunnies kissing in the bunny coral.  They get to play and groom and eat all day.

                Bunnies kissing in the bunny coral. They get to play and groom and eat all day.

              • Gustavo the Goose is part of our welcoming committee. He loves our guests!

                Gustavo the Goose is part of our welcoming committee. He loves our guests!

              • Baby duckling, one of the cutest animals on the farm. Chicks and bunnies, too!

                Baby duckling, one of the cutest animals on the farm. Chicks and bunnies, too!

              • Our rabbits love visitors.  Especially when they come bearing organic treats.

                Our rabbits love visitors. Especially when they come bearing organic treats.

              • Nothing is sweeter than just- picked organic produce.  Reduced prices for guests.

                Nothing is sweeter than just- picked organic produce. Reduced prices for guests.

              • Fenced yard with patio, picnic table and chairs, and grill for al fresco meals.

                Fenced yard with patio, picnic table and chairs, and grill for al fresco meals.

              • King-sized bed with great sitting area for coffee and a paper or novel and wine.

                King-sized bed with great sitting area for coffee and a paper or novel and wine.

              • Tub-shower combo for relaxed bath or quick shower. Retro tile floor. Brand new.

                Tub-shower combo for relaxed bath or quick shower. Retro tile floor. Brand new.

              • Spacious LR, DR, kitchen with long leaf pine floors, painted wooden ceilings.

                Spacious LR, DR, kitchen with long leaf pine floors, painted wooden ceilings.

              • Use our kitchen to cook just-harvested organically grown farm veggies and eggs.

                Use our kitchen to cook just-harvested organically grown farm veggies and eggs.

              • Dining table seats 4 more.  Makes a great desk for your office away from home.

                Dining table seats 4 more. Makes a great desk for your office away from home.

              • Lola cares for every animal and offers Mexican country-cooking lessons for you.

                Lola cares for every animal and offers Mexican country-cooking lessons for you.

              • Laying hens will provide you with humanely raised eggs every day if you'd like.

                Laying hens will provide you with humanely raised eggs every day if you'd like.

              • Julian the Mini Donkey mows our pasture since we don't use gas-powered machinery

                Julian the Mini Donkey mows our pasture since we don't use gas-powered machinery

              • Rooster, Doodle Doo, protects his flock and looks good doing it!  So handsome.

                Rooster, Doodle Doo, protects his flock and looks good doing it! So handsome.

              • No pesticides or herbicides here, so bees thrive, help us pollinate our crops.

                No pesticides or herbicides here, so bees thrive, help us pollinate our crops.

              • Owners Dorsey and Susan personally make sure that you love your stay on the farm

                Owners Dorsey and Susan personally make sure that you love your stay on the farm

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