Your Green Life: Wild Rice Retreat to offer sustainable tiny homes “rice pods”

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BAYFIELD, WI– Ever want to take off into the forest and get away from distractions of everyday life? Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield is offering you a spot to do that.

They’ve created something brand new to the midwest.  It’s called a “Rice Pod”– a tiny home that is self-sustainable year-round.

This is the model in which 20 more homes will be designed from and placed throughout the retreat.

With the help of a Duluth architect and locally sourced items, the retreat was able to create this less than 200 square-foot space for guests to lounge in the woods.

The “pod” was created to be as energy-efficient as possible, with multiple triple-pained windows, and a skylight to help create passive solar heating.

Those who helped design the pods say they chose tiny homes in order to leave as little impact on the environment as possible.

“It’s a really efficient, yet cozy cacoon that could be nestled in the woods for our retreat guests,” says Annalisa Bermel, Development Consultant and Branding/Marketing for Wild Rice Retreat.

The rice pods are just a small part of what this retreat hopes to offer those looking for an escape.

Bermel says, “They can be amongst the 114-acres here situated on Lake Superior and participate in Nature. Participate in creative expression.”

The Wild Rice retreat is just one mile from Bayfield.

If you’re looking to get out of the city during Apple Fest, Friday, the retreat will open their wine bar to the public along with offering food, live music, a fire, and a chance to tour the rice pod.

Also Friday, during the KBJR 6 News at 5 p.m. we will be live in Bayfield at Apple Fest and will tell you more about the Rice Pods and all the Wild Rice Retreat has to offer.

We will also explain how and where you can book reservations.

FULL STORY: Friday 5 p.m. on KBJR 6. 

Jessie Slater

Jessie Slater

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