The cabin was built in 2014, so is new despite its "aged" look.
To build the cabin we used as many recycled materials as possible. The doors are all old and many of which have been left with their original paint work. The outside is covered in wooden shingles in the traditional Caribbean style.
We built it in an area of trees, with a natural clearing and a wonderful view. The Cabin is on the slope of a hill, built on stilts so standing on the balcony one overlooks the trees down a long valley that runs to the back of English Harbour, about 7 miles away. We have tried to preserve this little wood, so have not made a driveway to the cottage - It is a little remote, but only a 2 minute walk from the car parking area, through the trees. We have strung solar lights for night time returns from dinner out !
You will however need a 4WD to get to the pathway to the cabin.
Although the cottage looks old fashioned - that is the only thing that is traditional about it! It is totally independent and is run only by solar energy, with 24 volt lights, pumps and fridge. There is 110v power as well with USA sockets. The rain water is collected from the roof, with solar heating.
The bedroom is large, 16 ft X 16 ft : white stained wooden floor, and a double 4 poster bed fitted with a mosquito net. There are old louvred doors barn doors that slide open to a side balcony, and shutter doors opening onto the main front balcony. All the doors and windows have mosquito screens.
There is a large wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging space - a desk under the windows should you feel inspired to write or draw - and wireless internet.
Off the bedroom is the open bathroom with large rain water shower, basin and low water usage loo.
Antigua is a low lying island - which in turn causes a low annual rainfall - so we need to be conscious of water usage especially during the dry season.
The Balcony is 10 ft x 24ft and forms the living and dining areas. The kitchen opens up with wide doors so the whole side is open to the balcony and the dining table is in easy reach. There is a solar run fridge with a good size freezer and 4 burner propane gas stove with oven. The kitchen has all the utensils you will need - and basic larder items. We will supply groceries for your dinner and breakfast, should you feel like staying at home for your first night.
Some people seem to not register this note, so here it is again :
YOU NEED A 4WD, OR A VEHICLE THAT IS HIGH OFF THE ROAD TO GET TO THE THE CABIN !!!