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A night in the remote Snøhetta hiking hut in the Norwegian wilderness Mon, 08 Aug 2022 19:13:18 +0000

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Last spring, my friend Kevin and I were brainstorming some ideas of where we could take a summer trip. “How about hiking in New Hampshire?” I suggest. Easy driving, little or no planning, low cost.

“Or we could go to Norway,” he said, clearly thinking in a different vein.

It turned out that a new low-cost airline, Norse Atlantic, was offering enticingly low-cost promotional summer fares. I hadn’t left the country since before the pandemic and was looking forward to going. We have two other friends on board. Who cares about the price of Norway when you save so much money on airfare? we justified ourselves and each other with every purchase and reservation we made. Right?!

Kevin had just graduated from Yale with an M.Arch and, keen to binge on Scandinavian design, learned that Snøhetta – a Norwegian company he admired – had recently revived a hiking lodge complex called Tungestølen at the edge of an arm of Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in continental Europe. (After a 2011 cyclone destroyed the original Tungestølen hut, the local community raised funds for a reconstruction which resulted in an international design competition which Snøhetta won in 2015.)

Tungestølen, one of many huts in a nationwide network run by the Norwegian National Trekking Association, was more or less along our road route, Kevin said. Do we have to stay one night?

And how could we not.

The Tungestølen hiking lodge complex overlooks the remote village of Veitastrond on a small plateau near the Jostedalen glacier in Luster, Norway.


8:45 p.m.: One of the benefits of traveling to a high-latitude Scandinavian destination in July, other than the possibility of breaking a lot of stale Midsommar jokes – is that you can squeeze a lot more during daylight hours. My friends and I have been ambitious with our schedule for this road trip, so we are not due to arrive in Tungestølen until late in the evening.

At the town of Hafslo our path leaves a main “highway”, the road narrowing to a lane barely wide enough for a single car to pass. Skirting the shore of a fjord, we drive through the dark maws of several rock-cut tunnels, where the threat of another oncoming car leads us to grab our armrests. But we pass a small structure with a tiny credit card reader (an honor system for the $2 toll) and the remote village of Veitastrond. A few more miles north along the now unpaved gravel road, and we spot it: the complex of pentagonal wooden cabins sits on a rocky hillside, seemingly in conversation with the mountains and glaciers that surround it. The vertical panels of grey-brown pine recall a dense alpine forest; the doors are painted a lighter, softer green than the vibrant grasses of the valley.

We go up the road, pass a few unaffiliated campsites and small cabins, not really knowing what awaits us. Supposedly tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s breakfast and lunch are included in our stay, but the translation on the booking site had been poor – the lunch description just read, confusingly, “four slices” – and because our foreign sim cards only include data, we hadn’t been able to call reception to let them know we would be arriving late. Over the past few days I’ve developed an unhealthy attachment to Nugatti, Norway’s (admittedly inferior) answer to Nutella. I imagine digging into it by the spoonful for dinner when we are inevitably told the kitchen is closed.

A stay at Tungestølen hiking lodge includes breakfast, a homemade packed lunch and dinner.

9:00 p.m.: Turns out our worries were for naught. The chef and manager of Tungestølen are there to greet us in the main cabin, where we leave our shoes by the door and step out into the common area. The Norwegian Trekking Association’s 550 cabins range from full-service (manager or ranger, chef, rental linens) to rudimentary (simple lean-to structures). I imagine Tungestølen is one of the prettiest, but clearly many other guests still use it functionally, as a hiking stop.

The main room is long and open, the floor, walls and ceiling are all cohesive light wood, with exposed beams and generous windows, one of which overlooks the edge of the glacier at the bottom of the sprawling valley. Upholstered built-in benches run along two walls. The cabin is typically Norwegian: clean and simple, but undeniably comfortable.

These huts are clearly designed to have a porous border with nature; although angular, they lack any strong features or colors that distract from the surrounding valley.

The other more occasional guests have already dined and lie down in the living room to read and play board games, but a table is quickly set up for us. Fresh wildflowers arranged on the roughly hewn banquet table evoke the atmosphere of a farm-to-table restaurant more than that of a rustic, secluded ice cream shack. We are not complaining.

The chef looks aghast as he shares the menu: the beef bourguignon, he tells us grimly, doesn’t live up to his expectations. When he arrives, it’s delicious, and we trip over to tell him. But that only seems to upset him further: it’s clear that our palaces are not to be trusted.

Large, angular windows frame views of the mountains and valleys in the master cabin, which features a communal dining area and living room with built-in benches and a stone fireplace.

9:30 p.m.: As we butcher dinner, which includes a salad (beetroot, goat cheese) and dessert (baked pear with ice cream), the chef and manager come and go, sharing with us the knowledge of the hut and the neighboring village. We learn that Veitastrond regularly held dances with the nearby town to allow for extensive mixing and mingling, much more so than other isolated communities. This is why the local population is “in very good genetic health”, says the chief, raising his eyebrows.

10:15 p.m.: Most of the other guests are hikers; they’ve already got into their Solomons at the door and dragged their feet to bed. But we road-traveling lazy people order a few Pilsners at the bar instead and stretch out on the benches in front of the window and the fireplace. Displayed on one wall are old regional maps and artifacts from the original cabin, including an ice ax that looks like it could make an appearance in a real-life version of Index. All the books on the shelves are in Norwegian, except for Inventory of Norwegian glaciers, of which there are, inexplicably, three copies in English. I read the book to my friends: “Due to the Gulf Stream and the prevailing westerly winds, the Norwegian coast remains ice-free in winter and generally the climate is warmer than the latitude would otherwise imply.”

“Isn’t that interesting? I sincerely ask. They don’t answer.

The hiking huts designed by Snøhetta feature glued laminated timber frames clad in cross-laminated timber (CLT) sheets and clad in mineral pine.

11:30 p.m.: There is still light in the sky, but like every night of this trip, we will fall asleep before it gets completely dark. A stone’s throw from the sleeping cabin there is a sanitary building with shared showers and sinks. Walking out after brushing my teeth, I stand in the late night air in my T-shirt. It should be colder than it looks.

Yellow light streams from the cabin windows, pinpricks against the soft blue hue cast across the valley. I look past the property’s fence, where a mother sheep and her twins are ruminating and eyeing me warily. They use one of the cabins as their own shelter, leaning against its beak-like outer edge. I watch the parking lot, where a group of cows have gathered for some kind of convention, snuggle up to the side mirrors and scratch against the bumpers of parked guest cars.

These huts are clearly designed to have a porous border with nature; although angular, they lack any strong features or colors that distract from the surrounding valley. This congruence with the environment is exactly what makes them so captivating. The structures were even claimed, in a sense, by the other faunas of the valley.

Tungestølen serves as a starting point for experienced hikers who want to explore the local mountains and glaciers, as well as less advanced adventurers who want to see the surroundings.

11:30 p.m.: The two private cabins were already booked when we planned our trip, but I have never been so pleased to sleep in a dorm. The bunk room is made up of three levels separated by small olive green ladders and narrow stairs which should make everything cumbersome but don’t. Each landing houses two twin mattresses fitted with reading lights and a socket, and small slit windows above. The mattresses are plush and the low ceiling makes me feel like I’m sinking into a birdhouse. I want to stay awake for a while to read and enjoy the space, but I fall asleep almost immediately.


7:30 a.m.: When I wake up, it’s raining outside. I can hear other hikers moving around the bunk room with practiced synchronicity; their rustling pants and quiet breaths as they pull on heavy boots are reminiscent of the sounds of a ski lodge.

The angular shape of the cabins, namely the outward facing beak-shaped walls, helps to slow the strong winds blowing in from the valley floor.

8:30 a.m.: I’ve gorged on the breakfast buffet and already had four cups of coffee, but I’m starting to get sleepy again. “I don’t take naps,” I’ve repeatedly asserted through loud, obnoxious yawns on this trip, but I’ve run out of fumes. I curl up on the bench facing the large master cabin window and doze off. When I wake up, some of the fog has cleared and the Jostedal Glacier is peaking out of the lazy, low cloud puffs.

10:30 a.m.: We don’t have time to do the full hike to the glacier, but we can do some walking. We meander along a path near the main cabin, wet moss bouncing under our feet. The rain turned the tall grasses a vibrant green. Every once in a while a clanging bell spoils the spot of a ewe and her lambs grazing in the brush. The fog slides over the tops of the conifers; our shoes sink into the damp ground, the mud infiltrates them. About ten meters below us, clear and glacial waters cut a deep riverbed.

I check the time; we have to turn around. We say goodbye to the valley, to the glacier, then turn back and pile into the car. We say goodbye to Tungestølen, the chief who happily tells us to come back, then take the gravel road and set off towards the fjords.

Hikers and other visitors to the area can stay in Tungestølen from June to early October.

Inside luxury Scottish living cabins near famous film and TV locations Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:11:57 +0000

STAYCATIONS became an instant hit after the lockdown forced the temporary disappearance of international holidays.

More and more Scots have set out to find idyllic places across the country to spend their summer holidays.


The unique huts were the couple’s summer projectCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd
The couple's neighbor built the huts which were then put in place


The couple’s neighbor built the huts which were then put in placeCredit: GORDON CAMPBELL

Two more bespoke cabins have been added to the long list of bespoke locations to spend the summer in Scotland.

Gordon Campbell and his partner Michael Connors decided to leave Glasgow during the lockdown and ended up in the village of Milton of Buchanan.

He said the couple decided they wanted a summer project and “Les Huttes de Mars was conceived.

“It’s our first project and we live in the cottage next to them so thought because of the idyllic location, close to the famous Conic Hill and the beautiful village of Balmaha.”

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“We spent a lot but it was worth doing it right!”

The two huts were built by the neighboring couples and were then placed in the garden using a crane.

The two Mar Huts, the Conic and the Lomond are two “bespoke, handcrafted shepherd’s huts overlooking the Mar River”.

Gordon told the Scottish Sun: “We’re only ten minutes from the Devil’s Pulpit where Highlander was filmed and we love living here so we thought we’d share this beautiful location with guests who want to get away from it all. .”

The village is located between Drymen and Balmaha on the West Highland Way making access to both villages easily accessible.

Situated next to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the huts are also a short drive from the city of Stirling and surrounding areas.

The couple enjoy the countryside and believe the place is the perfect place for any type of getaway.

Gordon said: “It’s a great place for walkers doing the West Highland Way.

“We also have hens in the garden which adds to the country vibe we are trying to create – quite different from Glasgow.

“We wanted two luxury cabins where guests can disconnect, relax and explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

The huts are located along the Mar River so it’s a really peaceful place.

The unique cabanas only started taking reservations on August 1 and have everything to make for a relaxing stay, including a hot tub, flat-screen TV, and SMEG cooking equipment.

Gordon said his little cabins were almost fully booked for August and September.

He said: “We opened this week and were blown away by the response – people really love the huts!

“We are now almost full for August and September, which is great! »

There are also a number of activities located nearby including Conic Hill and the mysterious Devils Pulpit, made famous for its appearance in the hit TV show Outlander and the hit movie Highlander.

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The cabins are available to book through Airbnb – the Conic is available to book here and the Lomond can be booked here.

For more information, visit The Mar Huts website here.

The huts were made by the neighboring couples


The huts were made by the neighboring couplesCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd
Each cabana has its own hot tub and custom bathrobes


Each cabana has its own hot tub and custom bathrobesCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd
Located close to the West Highland Way, Gordon says it's the perfect stay for any type of getaway


Located close to the West Highland Way, Gordon says it’s the perfect stay for any type of getawayCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd
A state of the art kitchen is fully functional and comes complete with SMEG appliances


A state of the art kitchen is fully functional and comes complete with SMEG appliancesCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd
The huts are located between the villages of Drymen and Balmaha


The huts are located between the villages of Drymen and BalmahaCredit: Roddy Scott Ltd

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Highgate luxury cabins ready to book near Ullswater Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:00:00 +0000 Hutton John Estate in the northern lakes has launched Highgate Cabins, adding to its selection of accommodation.

Near Ullswater, Highgate Cabins are a collection of four cabins located in and around the forest on the historic family estate. Cabins are now online and available for reservation.

A spokesperson said: “A tranquil retreat away from the main Lake District haunts, each custom-built cabin has its own luxury nook, boasting uninterrupted Lake District views, a private outdoor bath, sumptuous interiors and top-of-the-range equipment.

“Guests will have access to a wealth of walks around the estate and the Lake District right from their doorstep.

“Pet-friendly and perfect for couples, each cabin sleeps two, with the first cabin now available for booking and the other three due to open over the next few months.

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Immersed in nature, the four solar-powered L-shaped cabins are clad in locally sourced larch, blending seamlessly into the Cumbrian countryside and making the most of the surrounding views.

“Tucked away in their luxury private corner and enjoying complete serenity, each Highgate cabin has a secluded outdoor space to allow guests to immerse themselves in nature.”

Wisconsin Lake Cabin with “modern clean lines” built for multiple generations Fri, 05 Aug 2022 12:31:21 +0000

During the summers when their children were young, Jack and Joan Hansen would spend the weekends at their cabin on Red Cedar Lake in Wisconsin.

Now retired and with their adult children, the St. Paul couple looked forward to full-time lakeside living. Although charming, the family’s modest cabin had a steep slope to the lake and views of the water were limited. So when they came across a property with a cabin and 12 acres of shoreline on the north end of Cedar with less incline, it seemed like fate.

“As we get older, we want to be able to navigate the lake without having to navigate anything steep,” Jack said.

The cabin had so many structural problems that it had to be demolished. But the property, although overgrown, had the potential to accommodate the multi-generational structure they wanted and to offer panoramic views of the lake, with its creeks and bays.

After looking at several companies, they hired Minneapolis-based Lundin Architects to design a contemporary cabin.

“They had a signature style,” Joan said. “It was definitely modern, clean lines.”

Conviviality and intimacy

Early in the design process, it was decided that two realms would be created, said architect Richard C. Lundin. The cabin, known as the Red Cedar Lake Home project, was named the winner of the 2022-2023 AIA Star Tribune House of the Month, a partnership with the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The cabin has two separate sections; one contains the gathering spaces, such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen. A screened porch with walk-through window next to the kitchen further creates a connection to nature.

This section is cut by a north-south charred box, which physically and visually separates public and private spaces. The other wing contains the master bedroom, with modern elements such as heat-treated wood, an alternative to green wood. For the bathroom, large terrazzo-like porcelain slabs with minimal veining and grout lines were used for the backsplash.

An office, also on the main level, can be transformed into a guest bedroom.

“My mom can visit and she can access everything on one floor,” Joan said.

Jack said they also wanted spaces for their adult children, their guests and, maybe one day, their grandchildren.

The idea was how to “accommodate and create intimacy for [their guests]”, Lundin said. “And then for the owners of the house, they have their own kingdom so that they can enjoy their lifestyle without having to feel every time someone comes and ‘I have to transform my house for them.’ It really explains how we ended up putting things together.”

There is a loft which includes a bathroom and bedrooms. Douglas fir bunk beds and natural cork flooring and wall coverings are woven into the design.

“We wanted the cabin to have a natural palette,” Lundin said. “Douglas fir just has wonderful warmth. The cork in the wallcovering looks like birch bark.”

Be one with nature

For Lundin, it was important to connect with nature. That’s why an open breezeway between the garage and the house allows for a view of the lake rather than blocking it. The warm covered wooden walkway also allows direct access to the water without entering the cabin.

Although landscaping was incorporated, the site was left as natural as possible. On the south side, a gently sloping natural wild grass driveway leads to a fire pit, gazebo, family beach and swimming dock.

“It’s on an ADA-quality path,” Lundin said. “With the gazebo, we thought it was a place where adults could go and watch the kids swim, but maybe they didn’t want to be surrounded by all the bugs.”

A looping path through the forest provides areas of peace and quiet. Plus, benches and a hidden dock provide places to pause and enjoy nature. There are also features for outdoor group activities such as a volleyball court and a “toy” cabana, which houses a foosball table as well as ATVs and snowmobiles.


The Hansens are happy to have found an architect who brought a contemporary vision to their interior and exterior spaces.

“The house was meant to be heavily focused on us as we enjoy our retirement years,” Jack said. “We wanted it to be extremely livable, accessible and practical.”

These days, the Hansens are settling in and enjoying cabin life full time.

Joan enjoys walking along the paths, occasionally taking a break in one of the seating areas. “We can see all kinds of wildlife; it’s very lovely and peaceful,” she said.

The couple use the gazebo more than they imagined, dining there and simply sitting to enjoy the breeze.

“On Sundays there is live music [from a restaurant across the lake] and it almost feels like the band is playing for us right in the gazebo,” Jack said. “It’s a wonderful seating area. And there are no bugs.”

The cabin also made for family time, gathering around the fireplace in the living room or doing puzzles at the dining room table, or heading outside to jump into the lake.

“It’s very conducive to all age groups. When the kids come, they have their private space and yet we can come and join each other in the public spaces,” Joan said. “We build special memories there.”

About this project

What: A modern cabin connects owners to the surrounding natural landscape while creating distinct gathering and private spaces, and the forest and lake landscapes provide several recreational options.

Project type: New construction.

Project size: Over 3,000 square feet.

Cost per square foot: $375.

Design firm: Monday Architects.

Group project: Richard C. Lundin II, AIA; Mike Bader, AIA.

This wood and stone hut near Darjeeling can be booked at just ₹810 per night Fri, 05 Aug 2022 06:43:21 +0000

Darjeeling is one of India’s most scenic mountains. The beautiful tea plantations, orchids and pine trees are found on the slopes of the hills. The iconic Himalayan toy train runs through the mountains with a scenic background. If you want to travel in Darjeeling in an affordable and sustainable way, book this wooden and stone cabin near Darjeeling at an affordable price of only ₹810 per night.

A sustainable cabin in wood and stone

This unique hut is entirely built of natural and recycled materials. The ecological house is a comfortable and warm wooden and brick cabin, ideal for one or two people. It has a separate kitchen and living room, an attic and a separate modern bathroom with hot and cold running water. The cabin is well ventilated and offers a panoramic view of the Darjeeling Valley. The hut is located 2 min walk from the famous Samten Monastery. The guest can access the hut via a short forest path and is nestled next to a giant rock face inscribed with prayer. This wood and stone hut offers a superb range of breakfasts at an additional cost. You can also indulge in the activities offered by the cabin, such as a Himalayan retreat experience or a trek to Sandakphu.

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The property is managed by a monastery

The house is located just below Samten Rimbick Monastery in Darjeeling district of West Bengal state. This wooden hut is the property of the Samten Monastery. The rental income is entirely allocated to the maintenance of the monastery, to the support of the educational aspirants and to the ecological projects in the valley.

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About Samten Rimbick Monastery

This monastery is also known as Old Ghoom Monastery and is located at an elevation of 8,000 feet. It is a century-old institution, which was established in 1917. It is a place where people gather for prayer and to perform various rites according to Buddhism. traditions.

Book this wooden and stone hut near Darjeeling offering tons of activities and a sustainable stay at an affordable price of just ₹810 per night.

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Earnings Access Provider ZayZoon Raises $25.5M to Bring Financial Flexibility and… | Your money Wed, 03 Aug 2022 12:45:00 +0000

CALGARY, Alta., Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZayZoona voluntary benefits provider that provides employees across the United States with instant access to their earned pay on demand, is pleased to announce a round of funding totaling $25.5 million in total, including 12.5 million in equity and $13 million in a new credit facility with ATB Financial.

This current fundraising, led by Carpae Investments and Alpenglow Capital, brings the total equity raised by the company to $25 million. This round also saw participation from existing shareholders including InterGen Capital, Prairie Merchant Corporation and angel investors Sanders Lee (Hopewell) and Rob Ohlson (Maillot Homes), among others. Although almost all of the company’s funding comes from Canadian investors, the more than 3,000 companies that use ZayZoon to provide their employees with faster access to compensation are located in the United States.

The majority of working Americans are experiencing cash shortages which may force them to seek out undesirable solutions to bridge the gap until the next payday. ZayZoon’s flagship product, Wages On-Demand, gives employees access to wages they’ve already earned, but would otherwise have to wait until their next payday to receive them. When the alternatives are expensive options like late bill payments, overdraft fees, and payday loans, financial options like Wages On-Demand are increasingly becoming an essential service for millions of Americans.

In less than three minutes, an employee can sign up and instantly access their earned salary in their existing bank account or other available wallet options for little or no cost.

Businesses partner with ZayZoon to improve employee recruitment, retention, and overall productivity. With over 100 payroll integrations, including being a Platinum Partner in the ADP Marketplace, over 60% of businesses in the US can activate ZayZoon for their employees in less than 60 minutes, at no cost and no administration required. Partnerships like these have enabled ZayZoon to provide its services to thousands of employees at franchises such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Senior Helpers, and Choice Hotels.

Jamie Ha, Co-Founder and CFO of ZayZoon, said, “We are extremely pleased to see the tremendous level of interest and support for this important offering for both employers and employees. With this funding, we are able to bring ZayZoon’s Wages On-Demand services to millions of people across America, especially during a phase when hard-working employees need it most.”

This round of funding opens the door to the opportunity to expand ZayZoon’s product offering beyond Wages On-Demand and into additional products and services that financially improve employee bottom line and financial well-being. Additionally, it allows ZayZoon to continue recruiting for key positions in growth, operations, and engineering.

Marcos Lopez, Director of Alpenglow, says, “ZayZoon has proven the value it can bring to millions of employees and their employers through a single distribution channel. We are excited to see the team continue to grow. impressive and the use of its product by more employees and employers, helping them access their earned wages more efficiently.”

About ZayZoon

ZayZoon’s mission is to significantly improve employee financial outcomes through effective and engaging financial products that also create a business advantage for employers. By leveraging the extensive and robust technology built into ZayZoon’s payroll, companies can give their staff access to a program that includes on-demand salaries, financial education, and a prepaid expense card. Workers around the world rely on predatory products like payday loans and overdraft fees to bridge the gap between paychecks created by predetermined pay cycles. ZayZoon aims to break this cycle. ZayZoon’s on-demand access to salaries helps reduce financial stress for employees and significantly improves retention, resourcing and productivity in the workplace.

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Airbnb Removes Mississippi ‘Slave Shack’ Rental Tue, 02 Aug 2022 17:41:45 +0000

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the location of the property. It has been edited to reflect the correct location in Greenville, Mississippi.

(NEXSTAR) – Airbnb has removed a listing in Greenville, Mississippi, after a backlash over its advertisement as an “1830s slave cabin,” where slaves previously lived on a plantation.

The cabin sits next to a 9,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom mansion, circa 1857, reports The Washington Post. According to screenshots of the now-deleted listing, the house was advertised as “the last remaining pre-war mansion” in the area.

The cabin, known as the Panther Burn Cabin, has been renovated into a luxury getaway, according to New Orleans civil rights attorney Wynton Yates. A TikTok video of Yates calling out the list has racked up more than 2 million views.

“The history of slavery in this country is constantly denied – and now it’s being mocked by turning it into a luxurious vacation spot,” Yates said in his original video. Airbnb deleted the post soon after.

“Properties that once housed slaves have no place on Airbnb,” Airbnb spokesperson Ben Breit said in a statement. “We apologize for any trauma or grief created by the presence of this listing, and others like it, and that we did not act sooner to resolve this issue.”

In an additional statement to The Washington Post, cabin owner Brad Hauser said he took possession of the property last month and “strongly opposes” the previous owner who advertised the cabin for this way. Hauser said the cabin was actually used as a plantation doctor’s office and never housed slaves, however, the previous owner chose to advertise.

Hauser said he only recently learned of the listing, which he called “crazy” and “insulting.”

“I’m not interested in making money from slavery,” Hauser said.

“I intend to do everything I can to right a terrible wrong and hopefully get the publicity back on Airbnb so The Belmont can contribute to the most urgent demand for truth in history not only of the South but of the whole nation,” Hauser said. in a report.

In one of his follow-up videos, Yates urges visiting plantations that are preserved as museums and chronicle the horrors of slavery from the perspective of those who lived through it.

Airbnb said it is currently working to remove all listings advertised as slave quarters, in addition to developing new policies regarding properties with slavery ties.

The use of plantation properties has come under increasing scrutiny as some have become popular wedding and event venues – a much-criticized practice that has put pressure on wedding venues like Zola and The Knot to remove posts romanticizing weddings and plantation aesthetics. In 2020, stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively apologized for their 2012 plantation wedding in South Carolina, saying, “What we saw at the time was a wedding location on Pinterest. What we saw next was a place built on a devastating tragedy.

‘Slave cabins’ listed as luxury stay on Airbnb: ‘How are you?’ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 23:04:00 +0000

An 1830s slave cabin listed on Airbnb as a luxury stay has been criticized for its tone-deaf nature.

TikTok user Wynton Yates, who goes by @LawyerWinton, drew attention to the listing, posting screenshots of the 1830s structure – which has been moved from a nearby plantation to the one on which it currently sits – which has been advertised as a “meticulously restored” bed. et-breakfast

“The history of slavery in this country is constantly denied and now it’s being mocked by turning it into a luxurious vacation spot,” Yates says in the clip, which has been viewed more than 2.6 million times. time.

The listing – which has since been removed from Airbnb – was advertised as “The Panther Burn Cottage at Belmont Plantation” in Greenville, Mississippi. The description said it was once a slave cabin in the 1830s, then a sharecropper’s cabin and medical practice for local farmers.

Wynton Yates called the rented former slave cabin luxury accommodation.
Previous guests have described their stay as
Previous guests have described their stay as “memorable” and “historic but elegant.”
Yates says slavery is mocked by turning property into a
Yates says slavery is being mocked by turning the property into a “luxurious vacation spot”.

“How is it acceptable in someone’s mind to rent that?” A place where human beings were kept as slaves,” the civil rights lawyer asks in the now viral video.

In screenshots posted by the TikToker, owner Brad was identified as a Superhost, someone who “goes above and beyond his hosting duties and is a shining example of what a host should be.” , according to their website.

He adds that the rave reviews for the property are equally shocking, with guests describing their stay as “historic yet elegant” and “memorable”.

Yates says an accurate history of the cabin was not shown at all, with no attempt to educate people about the real conditions slaves lived in, with the accommodation fitted with modern amenities such as Wi- Fi and running water.

Mic reports that there are several other properties that also advertise other former slave quarters as luxury accommodations.

An Airbnb representative told the Post in a statement that “properties that once housed slaves have no place on Airbnb. We apologize for any trauma or heartache created by the presence of this listing, and others similar, and that we have not acted sooner to resolve this issue. The representative added that in recent days the company has removed the Mississippi listing, removes listings in the United States known to include former neighborhoods of slavery – and works with experts to develop new policies that address other properties associated with slavery.

In a follow-up video, Yates says he thinks slave huts on plantations should be kept in their original conditions, to educate people about the conditions that enslaved men, women and children had to endure.

“Owners of these properties these days should be compelled, or feel compelled, to research and find the history of these places, of these plantations, to find the people who lived here, their lives, their names, because there are ancestors of people who are still alive today,” he says.

“There are so many black Americans in this country who don’t have the opportunity, the resources, or the ability to know who their ancestors are, to know the names of their ancestors,” he continues, quoting the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana as an example of somewhere not afraid of its story in another clip.

“I think these places should stay, but they should stay in a way that gives something back to the communities that are still affected by the events that happened in these places,” he explains.

]]> Black lawyer calls Airbnb for slave cabin listing Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:13:05 +0000

A black lawyer has unveiled an Airbnb listing of an 1830 slave cabin marketed as a bed and breakfast, which people are eagerly renting and staying.

TikTok user @lawyerwyntonwhose real name is Wynton Yates, posted a video on his account in which he showed the list and expressed his opinion about it.

“That’s not acceptable at all,” Yates says in the now-viral video, “and I know there’s going to be someone who’s going to say ‘oh, you’re looking for controversy where it doesn’t exist. No, it’s an 1830s slave cabin that’s on Airbnb as a bed and breakfast. How do I know it’s a slave quarter other than by using my eyes and looking at it? Well, they say so in the listing.

Panther Burn Cottage is located on the Panther Burn Plantation property in Panther Burn, Mississippi.

Yates proceeds to read the reviews published on the list by people who have stayed there:

Memorable“, he quotes.

We stayed in the sharecropper’s hut and ate in the main house.”

We enjoyed everything about our stay at the chalet. The history, the tour, the breakfast and everything was great.”

Other criticisms highlighted by Yates describe the controversial accommodations as “historical“, “elegant“, “delicious“, and “cool.”

Yates points out that while some might assume the cabin could potentially provide insight into how African Americans lived during slavery, that is neither the case nor the intent behind it.

Decorated and furnished, with modern comforts and amenities such as running water, lighting and a clawfoot tub, it in no way represents the harsh realities of slave life.

“The story of slavery in this country is constantly denied and now it is being mocked by turning it into a luxury resort,” concludes Yates.

The listing has since been taken down, but Airbnb remains in the hot seat, with many outraged that they were allowing such a thing on their platform in the first place. In many cases, the homestay and vacation rental company has been called out for racial discrimination that exists on its platform. While Airbnb has taken steps to combat this, when it comes to racial sensitivity, it’s obvious the company still has a long way to go.

On the same subject: Aunt Fanny’s hut: erasure or memory of a Georgian restaurant with a racist background?