Hello everyone! It’s been a minute but I’m glad to be back to writing again. I’m happy to report that I found a lot of inspiration these past few months and got the creative motors running — trust me it will be running for a while. So stay tuned cos a lot is cooking (Blog + Vlog).
TO WATCH THE VLOG, CLICK HERE.
This is also a friendly reminder that any of these wonderful places we may visit, we are only a guest passing through. Please treat both the nature and wild animals with the utmost respect. Follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail you’re in - please do your part to help and throw it away. Think of it this way, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. It’s all about seeing the bigger picture. Happy adventures!
Warner Springs is a small, lowkey and quaint community in northern San Diego County, California. It is known for some National Historic Landmarks. Lots of hiking spots and trails (there was literally a few inside our Airbnb property) and a popular area for gliding due to the topography of the area. Something I’ll be coming back for, that’s for sure! But other than that, there’s really not much there, and that’s the appeal when you want to unplug. The nearest grocery to our Airbnb was an hour drive away and the nearest restaurant is 30mins away so I think you get the picture.
📍 Julian, California
I treat this place as a safe space. A place to unplug, escape the hustle & bustle of the city and reset, relax and reconnect with myself. Sounds like a Happy Birthday to me. Now, if that’s something that interests you then keep on reading.
WHERE WE STAYED.
When my friends asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday, I remember saying one thing - unplug. And that’s exactly what I did! Drove to Warner Springs to stay in the Bluebird Tiny House Backcountry Retreat with Sandy!
INSPIRATION OF THE HOME.
This 1960's vintage horse trailer was reimagined into a Tiny house by Lane and Laurie. It started as a "couples project" in 2018 in which they completely gutted and remodeled using beautiful natural materials, old fashioned wood cabinetry, handmade ceramic tiles and woven bamboo.
The best way to describe it is farmhouse - meets palapa - meets Audubon because of all the bird art. Bluebird Tiny House is tucked into a secluded forest meadow, named for the bluebirds that spend part of the year there.
Charming 320 Sq ft. Tiny House
$195/night (no pet fees) 2 night minimum
Cancellation fee $100 with less than 24 hours notice
Sleeps 3 adults
1 Queen bedroom
1 Double pull-out sofa
Fridge + Freezer
Oven + Stove + cookware
Bathtub + RainShower
Deck with patio furniture and firepit seating
Dog-friendly fenced yard
DVD player and WIFI
Electric Fireplace and electric heat
Fires in designated fire rings only / and in approved times of year. Only spark free presto-type logs are permitted.
Guests must supply their own spark free presto-type logs - no imported firewood or wood gathering allowed.
Please see policy regarding children under Guest Culture
Temps in July and August can be over 100 degrees and not advisable for heat sensitive pets or people.
Dog owners + lovers are welcome! Sandy had a blast running around unleashed in the fenced yard - lots of space for your pup to roam and explore, while keeping them close by. They definitely prioritize the enjoyment and safety of our fur babies here because they have their own! We had the pleasure of meeting one of the fur babies upon check in, a corgi too named Chester! 🐶
The owner has a few other Airbnb spaces around the property so when you walk to the hiking trails they have set up for you, you’ll see the other spots. You can rent one at a time or multiple if you have a large party! If you wanna check them out, click here.
TO WRAP IT UP.
Remember what I said in my Instagram post at the beginning of the year? “This year is going to be filled with magic, I can feel it! Remember, if this life doesn’t look like how your soul feels, keep on going.” It’s the middle of the year now and it’s truly living up to it.
If you want to watch this REEL, click here.
WANNA SEE MORE?
Check out my Tiny House Birthday-Unplug-Getaway Vlog! Zero signal. Off the grid. Just bright starts, and dirt road ahead. Honestly couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 26 years of existence.
P.S. Physically I’m sitting here on my couch but mentally I’m still in the middle of nature in Warner Springs.
When ever in Warner Springs, make sure to stop by Julian and grab their famous pies. You won't regret it!