Fabulous Tiny House Surrounded by Forest in Norwich, ConnecticutNorwich, Connecticut (United States of America)
Fabulous Tiny House Surrounded by Forest in Norwich, Connecticut
"This was our second stay at the property and we are already planning for our return. The octagon was nice and toasty upon our arrival. Nancy and Bert…"
This magical tiny house has a great location surrounded by forest in Norwich, Connecticut. Glampers looking for a romantic getaway amid nature have just found their perfect retreat and the 122 square foot heated and electrified octagon enjoys 100 acres of forest with a brook, miles of walking trails with a lovely pond, and even a small waterfall on the property.
After a day out exploring the stunning countryside guests will have a cozy rental equipped with a full-size bed to ensure a good night's sleep. There's also a heated outhouse with a composting toilet close by as well as an outdoor shower in the warm months and an indoor shower at the host's house in the colder months. There are several other thoughtful additions including a chandelier, a cabinet, a table and chairs, and USB ports for devices.
Outside, guests have a fantastic fire pit and dining area where they can enjoy some delicious snacks in some truly serene surroundings.
- 1 Double bed
- Private Barbecue
- Hot water
- Linens and pillows
- Fire pit
Step 1: Prepare for safer cleaning • Gather the right cleaning supplies. We recommend only using disinfectant and sanitizer solutions that are registered with your relevant governmental agency (e.g. the European Chemicals Agency or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). • Review the safety guidelines for your chemicals. Always read the labels on your products to understand their active ingredients and how to use them properly. • • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If that’s not possible, use a hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol at a minimum, and refer to your local governmental agency for the latest guidelines. • • Wear protective equipment at all times. Before you enter the space, put on protective equipment such as disposable gloves, aprons or gowns, and masks or cloth facial coverings. • Ventilate rooms before you clean. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends opening outside doors and windows and using ventilating fans to increase air circulation in the space before beginning to clean and sanitize. • Unplug before cleaning. For your safety and to protect fixtures, remember to unplug appliances before cleaning. Plugged appliances that are turned "off" are still connected to electricity until unplugged. You can also shut off the power at the breaker. Step 2: Clean dust and debris • Take out all the garbage. Starting with this step helps prevent dirty garbage from contaminating the space once it has been cleaned. Make sure to line all the garbage cans, which will make it easier to dispose of tissues and other waste. • Wash all linens at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer. Avoid shaking dirty linens, which could increase the spread of germs. Remember to change your disposable gloves before you handle any clean linens. • Wash all dishes, and empty the dishwasher. It’s important to wash all the dishes—even ones in the cabinet—to help ensure hygienic standards. To help avoid cross-contamination, start by walking through the space and collecting dishes from every room. • Dust the space, and sweep or vacuum the floor. When dusting, start from the top down to ensure there are no visible signs left over. Sweep all hard surface floors, and vacuum carpeting. • Clean all hard surfaces with soap and water. Wipe each surface down to remove dirt, grease, dust, and germs. Hard surfaces include things like countertops, tables, sinks, cabinets, and floors. When mopping, work from the back corner of the room to the front, and dispose of the water in a sink that hasn’t been cleaned yet. • Clean all soft surfaces based on the manufacturer’s instructions. Soft surfaces include things like carpet, bedding, curtains, and upholstery. Carefully remove any visible dirt or grime, then clean with the appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. If possible, machine-wash items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Safety reminder: To help prevent the spread of germs, don’t touch your face while you’re cleaning. Step 3: Sanitize with disinfectant Sanitizing is when you use chemicals to reduce the number of germs and bacteria. During this step, we require hosts to sanitize all high-touch areas. For example, spraying chemical disinfectant on doorknobs, light switches, and cabinets. • Once a hard surface is clean, spray it with disinfectant. Focus on sanitizing all frequently touched surfaces in the space (such as doorknobs and light switches), as well as surfaces that may have touched soiled linens (such as flooring). Be sure to sanitize electronics based on the manufacturer’s cleaning directions. • Let the disinfectant stay wet for the specified length of time. The product label will specify the wet contact time needed for the chemicals to effectively sanitize a surface. This allows the chemicals time to kill as many germs as possible. • Allow to air-dry. If the surface dries before the wet contact time, there’s no guarantee that the product has killed the pathogens claimed on the label. When possible, allow the surface to air-dry. Safety reminder: Be sure to read all safety labels to ensure you're using cleaning chemicals properly. Step 4: Reset the room To help avoid cross-contamination, it's important to finish cleaning and sanitizing a room before resetting it for the next guest. • Dispose of and wash your cleaning supplies. Throw away disposable products such as disinfectant wipes. Wash any cleaning cloths at the highest heat setting appropriate for the material. • Empty and sanitize the vacuum cleaner after every cleaning. Be sure to sanitize any other cleaning tools that were used. • Safely remove any cleaning gear once you’re done cleaning. Dispose of or wash any protective gear according to their usage guidelines. To help prevent cross-contamination, make sure to put on a new pair of gloves after cleaning each room. • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If that’s not possible, use a hand sanitizer containing 60% alcohol at a minimum, and refer to your local governmental agency for the latest guidelines. • Visually assess each room to ensure the stage is set for the next guest. Imagine yourself as the guest entering the space for the first time. • Set out cleaning supplies for your guests. We’ve heard from guests that they want the ability to clean on their own while staying in your space. Empower your guests by setting out cleaning supplies they can use, such as hand sanitizer, disposable paper towels, disposable gloves, disinfectant spray or wipes, and extra hand soap.
Check-in: 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
No Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No events
Open fires allowed
Minimum age to rent: 21
Some spaces are shared
Not suitable for children or infants.
Pets are permitted under 50 pounds..
Smoking allowed outside only.
No parties or events.
Please wash your dishes up at the sink before you leave.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Norwich, Connecticut (United States of America)
Detailed location provided after booking
- River, stream or creek
- Winter sports
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
- Wine tasting
- Wildlife watching
Guests should pack their comfortable footwear and hiking equipment to take advantage of the miles of trails right on the property leading to babbling brooks and waterfalls. Nature enthusiasts will be in their element with all kinds of furry and feathered friends, plus a variety of plants, trees, flowers, and more all visible from the property.
Glampers traveling with their own canoes and boats can head to the Gardner Lake or Bluff Point for some fishing, swimming, and relaxing on the water. The tranquil deck and hammock are suitable for curling up with a book, meditating, and simply enjoying some quality time together secluded in nature.
The passionate hosts also offer guided tours where glampers can learn about foraging, local wildlife, and the history of this land. Photographers will have plenty of inspiring sights to capture! Winter activities can also explore on snowshoes and cross-country skis.