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Guest guidebook…

Everything you need to know.

Wood burning stove

Relax and cozy in with the wood burning stove. Here are some step by step instructions to make the perfect fire, every time.

Full instructions are below, but TLDR; here

1. Warm up the fireplace with a lit newspaper <– to avoid smoke filling the cabin.

2. Stack 2 pieces of wood, some kindling, a bunch of crumpled newspaper, and add 2 firestarter sticks.

3. Light newspaper and keep the door open an inch for 10 minutes.

4. Add more logs and shut the door fully. Use poker to move logs around so they’re away from the glass.

5. Add new logs as needed.

IMPORTANT: Step 1

You must warm up the box and the chimney before attempting to start a fire. If you fail to do this step, you’ll get a cabin full of smoke!

Crunch up a piece of newspaper to make a torch and light one end. Hold the torch inside the box and let it burn completely. Even this little amount of heat will create the draft needed to suck the smoke up the chimney. Trust us, from experience, don’t skip this step 😉ย 

Step 2 – how to build the perfect fire

1. Put a medium sized log in the middle of the box. Then stack another medium size at an angle on top.

2. Put some bark and kindling (found in the green bin to the right of the fire storage shed outside) on top and inside the nooks of the 2 logs.

3. Ball up a half-piece of newspaper and put in the spaces created by the wood. Do this a bunch of times in different places, about 5-6 pieces of paper.

4. Take 2 fire-starter sticks (in the metal bin to the right of the stove) and place them tucked in the nooks of the logs and stocks, trying to put some kindling above them.

The trick is to create pockets of air because a good fire needs oxygen and space to grow.

Step 3 – lighting your perfect fire

Use the long lighter to light all newspaper balls.

Close the door to the stove, but keep the door open a few inches. This creates the draft needed to really get the fire going!

Step 4 – keep the fire going

Your fire will get really hot at this point, so adding logs a bit scary at first. Use practical sense and you won’t get hurt. Put a log on top of the fire and if the position isn’t where you want it, use the poker to move it, preferably away from the glass.

Step 5 – going to bed

The “damper” is the piece of metal that moves back and forth. During the day, the damper should be in the open position (to the left).

Before bed, you can close the damper (to the right). This will create less draft = burn slower so you won’t have to add as many logs during the night.

Have a cuddle and enjoy

IMPORTANT: If you use the shovel and ash bucket to remove any ashes, leave the ashes in the bucket for the cleaner to deal with. Do NOT throw them away.

The heater (and aircon)

The cabin is heated (and cooled) by a mini-split system. The remote is hanging on the inside of the window frame next to the front door.

Make sure if you’re using the heat, the icon is set to HEAT, and when you’re using it for aircon, it’s set to the snowflake for “cold”.

When you’re using the wood-burning stove, it’s highly recommended that you turn off the heat. You will be sweating once the stove kicks in and by that time it’s too late to cool anything down.ย 

Checking out

We hope you had an amazing time in the Little Apple Cabin!

Nothing is required from you for checkout, but we’ve found that the majority of guests like to be helpful for our wonderful cleaners.

You can choose to:

  • Take your garbage to the dumspter on your way out. It’s the green bin at the bottom of the driveway to the right of the pond.
  • Strip the bed by taking the bottom sheet off and leaving on the bed.
  • Put all used towels on the bed.

Guest guidebook…

Everything you need to know.

Wood burning stove

Relax and cozy in with the wood burning stove. Here are some step by step instructions to make the perfect fire, every time.

Full instructions are below, but TLDR; here

1. Warm up the fireplace with a lit newspaper <– to avoid smoke filling the cabin.

2. Stack 2 pieces of wood, some kindling, a bunch of crumpled newspaper, and add 2 firestarter sticks.

3. Light newspaper and keep the door open an inch for 10 minutes.

4. Add more logs and shut the door fully. Use poker to move logs around so they’re away from the glass.

5. Add new logs as needed.

IMPORTANT: Step 1

You must warm up the box and the chimney before attempting to start a fire. If you fail to do this step, you’ll get a cabin full of smoke!

Crunch up a piece of newspaper to make a torch and light one end. Hold the torch inside the box and let it burn completely. Even this little amount of heat will create the draft needed to suck the smoke up the chimney. Trust us, from experience, don’t skip this step 😉ย 

Step 2 – how to build the perfect fire

1. Put a medium sized log in the middle of the box. Then stack another medium size at an angle on top.

2. Put some bark and kindling (found in the green bin to the right of the fire storage shed outside) on top and inside the nooks of the 2 logs.

3. Ball up a half-piece of newspaper and put in the spaces created by the wood. Do this a bunch of times in different places, about 5-6 pieces of paper.

4. Take 2 fire-starter sticks (in the metal bin to the right of the stove) and place them tucked in the nooks of the logs and stocks, trying to put some kindling above them.

The trick is to create pockets of air because a good fire needs oxygen and space to grow.

Step 3 – lighting your perfect fire

Use the long lighter to light all newspaper balls.

Close the door to the stove, but keep the door open a few inches. This creates the draft needed to really get the fire going!

Step 4 – keep the fire going

Your fire will get really hot at this point, so adding logs a bit scary at first. Use practical sense and you won’t get hurt. Put a log on top of the fire and if the position isn’t where you want it, use the poker to move it, preferably away from the glass.

Step 5 – going to bed

The “damper” is the piece of metal that moves back and forth. During the day, the damper should be in the open position (to the left).

Before bed, you can close the damper (to the right). This will create less draft = burn slower so you won’t have to add as many logs during the night.

Have a cuddle and enjoy

IMPORTANT: If you use the shovel and ash bucket to remove any ashes, leave the ashes in the bucket for the cleaner to deal with. Do NOT throw them away.

The heater (and aircon)

The cabin is heated (and cooled) by a mini-split system. The remote is hanging on the inside of the window frame next to the front door.

Make sure if you’re using the heat, the icon is set to HEAT, and when you’re using it for aircon, it’s set to the snowflake for “cold”.

When you’re using the wood-burning stove, it’s highly recommended that you turn off the heat. You will be sweating once the stove kicks in and by that time it’s too late to cool anything down.ย 

Checking out

We hope you had an amazing time in the Little Apple Cabin!

Nothing is required from you for checkout, but we’ve found that the majority of guests like to be helpful for our wonderful cleaners.

You can choose to:

  • Take your garbage to the dumspter on your way out. It’s the green bin at the bottom of the driveway to the right of the pond.
  • Strip the bed by taking the bottom sheet off and leaving on the bed.
  • Put all used towels on the bed.