Tiny House Information
The Tiny Houses are approximately 384 square feet and contain:
- One queen bed
- One full-size futon
- Linens and towels
- Kitchenette including compact refrigerator, sink, small cooktop, microwave, compact countertop oven, and a Keurig coffeemaker with a variety of coffees and teas
- Disposable dishes are available inside our Visitor Barn for guest use
- TV with DVD player (unfortunately we do not have cable, the TVs are equipped to play DVDS only)
- Bathroom with shower
- Inside and outside sitting areas
- Air conditioning
We provide free Wi-Fi for checking email and general browsing, though we are unable to offer streaming at this time.
Your tiny house, including the porch; the sanctuary; and the Visitor Center are smoke-free environments. Smoking is permitted only in a designated smoking area near the Visitor Center.
Our Tiny Houses are named after special members of our Farm Sanctuary family: Marjorie goat, Amy sheep, and Turpentine turkey. Each Tiny House includes the personal story and photographs of its namesake animal. Please note: at this time Amy’s Tiny House is the only one that is able to accommodate companion animals. (Companion animals are welcome in all three of our cabins.)
Amy was found locked in a dark barn with 47 other sheep, all of whom were emaciated, dehydrated, and covered with external parasites. Many were limping due to untreated hoof rot or other injuries. Their water bowls had frozen over, and they had no access to food. Thankfully, we were able to secure the release of Amy and her friends before it was too late. Despite Amy’s cruel past, she has come to trust humans again. Amy is one of many sheep at the sanctuary who, if you’re quiet and patient, will happily approach you in expectation of a good pet.
Marjorie was part of a terrible neglect case; she and her herdmates had been left to fend for themselves for weeks, and they were emaciated and in desperate need of veterinary care when help arrived. Marjorie was pregnant and gave birth to her son Gabriel at Farm Sanctuary, where she had the unique opportunity to raise him in peace and safety for the rest of his life.
Turpentine lived on a farm where he was being raised for Thanksgiving dinner. As luck would have it, a Farm Sanctuary supporter lived next door. The turkey and his neighbor became friends, and every day when she called out Turpentine’s name, he would gobble back to her. This friendship became Turpentine’s saving grace when the farmer experienced a change of heart. From the moment of his arrival, Turpentine decided that he was in charge of the sanctuary. He immediately familiarized himself with the grounds and began keeping tabs on all the most interesting action. He followed caregivers. He followed interns. His charisma made him an outstanding ambassador for turkeys, and he left a trail of grinning humans wherever he went.
Tiny Houses in Winter
Enjoy a winter getaway and the solitude of the sanctuary during the months of November and December. While rescued farm animals always outnumber human visitors at Farm Sanctuary, this is especially true during the winter months — you may find yourself as the only tour guest during your entire stay!
The Tiny Houses in Winter package includes:
- Vegan hot cocoa & marshmallows
- Complimentary signed copy of Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur’s book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day
- Two-hour sanctuary tour with exclusive behind-the-scenes experience
Cozy up with Gene’s book and a cup of hot cocoa, watch the snow fall and take in the gorgeous winter sanctuary views (including the pigs romping in their snowy pastures!).
For weather and staffing reasons, the Tiny Houses in Winter program differs from our typical Bed & Breakfast offerings in several key ways:
- Tiny Houses in Winter stays include vegan breakfast foods provided in your tiny house (unlike Bed & Breakfast stays during our regular visitor season, which include a communal vegan breakfast in the Visitor Barn).
- The Visitor Barn (which features educational exhibits, videos, and literature) is closed during the winter months.
- The Farm Sanctuary Store is closed during the winter months.
Tiny Houses in Winter guests should plan for possible snow and definite cold weather*! Things to pack:
- Tall, waterproof, and warm snow boots
*Please note that there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy, including weather-related cancellations.
Children ages 3 and under stay free.
*The Tiny Houses have a maximum capacity of three adults, or two adults and two children under 17, and cannot accommodate a crib or rollaway bed.
Please note: The rates above do not include sales or occupancy taxes, which will be added at the time of reservation.
Farm Sanctuary’s Tiny Houses are open to our members from May 1 to December 31.
A member is anyone who has contributed at least $20 to Farm Sanctuary in the previous year. If you are not a member but wish to stay in our accommodations, you can become a member with a donation of $20 or more at the time of reservation. If you are unsure of your membership status, you can email email@example.com. If you make a reservation and are not yet a member, you will be charged a membership fee of $20. In addition to access to our accommodations, a Farm Sanctuary membership keeps you in the loop. Members receive a subscription to our newsletter and special alerts about farm animal legislation. They’re the first to know about urgent rescues, important petitions, opportunities to speak out for farm animals, and more. Membership contributions are critical to supporting all the work Farm Sanctuary does on behalf of farm animals.
Early reservations are always recommended. Reservations are required and payable in advance by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. We accept reservations for the current season only. It is not possible to reserve for future years until the new seasons open.
Because of our unique location and the limited number of accommodations, we must adhere to set policies with regard to cancellations. Reservations must be paid in full. If a cancellation occurs, the following refund policy will be strictly followed:
- If a cancellation occurs 30 days or more prior to the start of the reservation, a full refund will be issued minus a $35 administrative fee.
- If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days, but more than 7 days prior to the start of the reservation, a 50% refund will be issued.
- Any cancellation made within 7 days of the start of the reservation is not eligible for any refund.
- There will be no cancellations due to winter weather (please note if you are making a Tiny Houses in Winter reservation).
- Cancellations are non-transferable.
- In the event of a cancellation where some or all of the payment is not refundable per our policy, the payment will be used as a general donation to support all our work, and the gift will be tax deductible.
Please note: Transferring between rooms or from cabins to tiny houses (or vice versa) is considered a cancellation and will be subject to the cancellation policy above.
Damage to property: Farm Sanctuary reserves the right to charge guests for the cost of repairing damage to its property caused by the deliberate or negligent act of guests of the tiny houses. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, Farm Sanctuary reserves the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit card provided at the time of booking, or to send an invoice for the amount of damages. Every attempt will be made to minimize the extent of those charges, and the guest will be notified immediately of the issue. Any significant damage that results in the closure of one or more tiny house for a period of time may also include a fee comparable to lost income.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-583-2225 ext. 267.