Beautifully designed, recently renovated Beijing hutong courtyard in a great location. Split into 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen and a garden
Also includes: a climbing wall, indoor swing, three rooftop terraces, an oven, two glass-floored loft bedrooms and lots of plants and light!
The design philosophy of our courtyard has been guided by lots of natural light, simple/raw materials and unconventional/quirky elements. It's a quirky place with many small details to slowly discover.
It's a nest unlike any other place you'll find in this city.
It is composed of four structures which we've connected with glass enclosures. There are two bedroom lofts with glass floors, two bathrooms, an office space, three rooftop terraces and a full kitchen with an Italian oven, toaster oven, sizable fridge and triple burner stove.
We have a climbing wall in the 2nd bedroom and a suspended swing in the master bedroom.
There's wireless internet throughout the entire courtyard.
Accès des voyageurs
The front black door has a electronic password lock for easy access. We will share that once we have confirmed your stay. There is also a MasterLock lockbox with a physical key that opens the blue-green door to the left of the black door.
Please be sure to stay on the rooftop terrace areas and not walk in the rooftop shingles. They easily become loose and if they shift, it may result in leaks and heat retention issues.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We travel a fair amount on projects and rent our courtyard out when we are both in and out of town. So we're not always available at the house ourselves but we respond as promptly as we can to any and all questions!
Our house can be a bit difficult to find, particularly for those unfamiliar with Beijing, the Dongsi hutong area and those without much Chinese language ability.
The easiest way to find out place is to enter from the East entrance of Dongsi Wutiao (东四五条的东口) and go west to essentially the middle of the hutong where you'll find a red door address tag with #46 on the south side of the street. There are often a bunch of old guys hanging out there.
Here are directions you can give to a cab driver to get you to our home:
From there go north up a very narrow little alley. When you get to the T-intersection, go left and then continue straight until you reach a public toilet (blue roof) on your left. Our house is the two story grey building directly across from the public toilet that has a green-blue and a black door.
The wireless at our home is called "headhitting." We've hidden it since neighbors were stealing it and slowing it down. All you have to do is search for it manually. There is no password.
Sustain the life of our courtyard! That is, water the plants a nice amount, ideally in the evening.
Be careful, as our climbing wall does not have extensive safety precautions in place, the stairway design is minimal and the rooftop terraces do not have large fences along the edge!
Please please be respectful of the neighbors, particularly when it comes to the amount of noise you make at night. Most of our neighbors are elderly and sleep/rise in a very early fashion. We've worked for some time to gain their good graces and it would be excellent to keep it.
Also please turn off the lights and air conditioning/heating when you leave the house.
Please no smoking indoors.
Lastly, please please please do not flush toilet paper down the toilet as Beijing plumbing is not made for that. We don't want you to have to deal with what happens when you do so!
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
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Hello, I'm a filmmaker based here in Beijing living with my lovely partner Xinxin who's a designer and artist working with a wide range of materials -- from wood and leather to porcelain, metal and fabric.
We are endlessly fascinated about light and organic design as well as the spontaneous and unexpected. We travel frequently and have a certain fondness for the strange metropolis that is Beijing.
Always curious, always open. Hope to hear from you soon and share our space.