What an experience!!! This place was nothing what I expected! The description was mostly in Chinese, so it was quite difficult to picture what it's gonna be like. I pictured a buzzing Japanese style home, where there will be lots of people and actually I was there all by myself - for 3 nights. Only a huge ground beetle kept me company. It freaked me out a bit the first time when it made it's way into my room through a gap in the wooden floor. But at the end it was harmless.
Other than that it was a truly old style authentic experience. I was ready to sleep on a tatami floor and have wooden sliding door but not for the bathroom being outside in the yard, where you have to sit on a stool and pour water over yourself from a basin. But when you come back home sweating from all day hiking and bike riding, you ar just happy that there is some water.
The bikes got thrown in for free which I really appreciated and heavily used. Otherwise for what it is I would expect the price to be a little bit cheaper.
The host was very nice and helpful. Even came searching for me in the streets when I couldn't find the place. The location was very convenient, in the centre of Yuli, right opposite the supermarket but in a quiet hidden street, so a bit hard to find. But at least quiet with the paper thin walls.
Definitely a memorable stay that added to my awesome Taiwanese adventure!