Kristie Wolfe built her first tiny house in 2011 as a social experiment in living simply and deliberately. What was intended to last a year ended up becoming a permanent move. From there she’s handcrafted one of a kind experiences like her treehouse in Hawaii, an underground Hobbit Hole in Washington, a Fire Lookout in the Idaho Panhandle and even a Potato Hotel in hometown of Boise.
In 2017 Kristie and her brother Sam saved a 100 year old barn and turned it into Idaho’s premiere wedding venue located in Nampa, Idaho. She is currently working on her first single family build in Salmon, Idaho and has another one coming up in Lakeside, OR.
Kristie launched a course for aspiring airbnb hosts called Superhost School where she gives students the tools and information to host their own 5 star experiences.
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel
The 6-ton spud that travelled cross-country to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission was gifted to Kristie in 2018. She meticulously crafted it into The Big Idaho Potato Hotel, the 5-Star darling of Airbnb. Kristie transformed this 28-foot long, 12-foot wide and 11.5 foot tall concrete and plaster shell into a plush potato-shaped palace and and planted it in an expansive field in South Boise, with views of the Owyhee Mountains.
The customized silo-turned-spa features a fireplace, soaking tub and glass skylight, perfect for stargazing. The property also comes with a jersey cow named Dolly, to give your farm stay an added dose of cuteness.Check it out
The Tropical Treehouse
Fern Forest, Hawaii
Included in Airbnb’s Top Ten “Most Wished For” places to stay in the world, this personal island paradise in the sky lets travelers enjoy solar powered off-the-grid living without sacrificing any of the comforts of normal life. Kristie bought the land, sight unseen, for 8K. She and and her mom built this secluded bamboo treehouse 15’ in the air, using strap winches to hoist the wood beams inch by inch into place.
Nestled in a canopy of local flora, you enter through a trapdoor and enjoy 360 views of the lush jungle from the wrap around lanai. Natural light floods the house, and bamboo fixtures and vintage wallpaper and white accents give the space a cloud-like aura.Check it out
The Hobbit Inn
For Kristie’s next build she wanted to do something completely different in design, construction and terrain. She didn’t know much about Lord of the Rings but she loved their cozy, underground homes. Her attention to detail would make Tolkien proud.
She gave her house a character in which to design around, in this case that took the form of a carpenter hobbit. Kristie painstakingly crafted wood archways, a cordwood floor, and retrofitted a wood tub!
The Hobbit Inn is the most wished for place to stay in Washington state and most guests wait over a year for the opportunity to live like hobbits for a few days.Check it out
Crystal Peak Lookout
Kristie’s passion for recycling is most evident in this beautifully restored 1950s Fire Lookout. Completely rat infested when Kristie bought it, the structure is now a gorgeous 14X14 sq. ft. fortress of solitude 25 feet in the sky overlooking a 13-acres of pristine Idaho forest. Kirstie’s most expensive property to date at $67K. This exquisite and remote location is an homage to the historic and vital role fire lookouts once played in the American Northwest.
The property includes a sauna made from an old shed with a bucket shower. Kristie also restored a 1964 Thikol Snowcat so that guests could enjoy the lookout in the winter months complete with a hot cocoa bar for the ride.Check it out
The White Barn
The White Barn at Happy Valley is the perfect venue featuring 100 year old craftsmanship with exclusive amenities
Antique beams, vaulted ceilings blended with exceptional décor gives guests the rustic, charm look they desire for their venue. Schedule a tour to book your next event.Learn More
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