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Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Found in the Garden of Eden, Shibero's Cob home was creatively handcrafted out of earth and other organic materials, using the house building skills of the Abaluyia tribe of Western Kenya. Passionate about keeping the home and the lifestyle simple and natural, It is the only one of its kind, and stands out as a unique, rich and authentic cultural immersion experience, and the best of a rural environment and lifestyle in the midst of a plush Nairobi suburb. Definitely a private retreat for those who love nature, peace and quiet, the homestead is a showcase of the cultural and tribal inheritance of the Abaluyia tribe of Western Kenya, alongside warm and embracing hospitality.  ...Found in the Garden of Eden, Shibero's Cob home was creatively handcrafted out of earth and other organic materials, using the house building skills of the Abaluyia tribe of Western Kenya. Passionate about keeping the home and the lifestyle simple and natural, It is the only one of its kind, and stands out as a unique, rich and authentic cultural immersion experience, and the best of a rural environment and lifestyle in the midst of a plush Nairobi suburb. Definitely a private retreat for those who love nature, peace and quiet, the homestead is a showcase of the cultural and tribal inheritance of the Abaluyia tribe of Western Kenya, alongside warm and embracing hospitality.  More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
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1 Shower
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About the Owner
Shibero A
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

Located in the quiet suburbs of Karen, this beatifully built earthen house provides a unique traditional Kenyan architecture but with all the modern amenities available. To top it up, the host is wonderful and very welcoming.

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Dorcas C
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review.

Reviewed 11 May 2019

The environment is honestly so quiet, serene and beautiful. I love the style of the compound.... the house itself takes you to a different place, you even forget you are in Nairobi. Would go there again and again!

Date of stay: April 2019
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Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review. I look forward to your visiting again.

Reviewed 11 May 2019

This home is very comfortable and cozy. The natural lighting is inspiring and the uneven earthen floor is like a massage for your tired feet. It is close to Karen shopping and attractions, yet feels secluded if you are looking for a get-away. Shibero is...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Freedom45987526415
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. I enjoyed having you visit us. I look forward to your visiting again.

Reviewed 11 May 2019

Wonderful host, wonderful location and amazing natural feel and set up.... a must try for all considering

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rebecca G
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2019

Thank you for your generous review. Do come again

Reviewed 10 May 2019

The location just a few miles from the city feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle. The homestead is cozy and has a lovely garden! Karen Blixen museum and Kazuri bead factory are nearby as well as Bomas of Kenya and Karen...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Jo I
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed having you visit and look forward to your coming back again.

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Reviewed 9 May 2019

Beautifully built house using earth making it unique in the posh Karen area in Nairobi. The host has a big heart and the food is amazing. It's warm inside because the earth walls retain heat for the cold nights and becomes cool when its hot...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Tobby K
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you for your generous kind review that summarises what our home is about. Please do come and visit us again. I enjoyed chatting with you and your wife about traditional earthen homes and preserving traditional house building skills

Reviewed 8 May 2019

A serene, homely and rejuvenating environment. A great place to retreat when you need a change from the usual routines.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank shisya19
Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you Grace for your review. Do come back again.

Reviewed 8 May 2019

The location is impressive, slightly out of the CBD a way from sound and air pollution. Best for family, cooperate and social gatherings. The location has an attractive African touch and culture. I would love to come again and again.

Date of stay: March 2018
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Passenger05587331633, VR Owner at Shibero's Unique Cob/Earthen Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Aawwwwww thank you. You are so welcome to come back again as many times as you wish

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Playground
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in Karen, a nice, quiet plush leafy suburb outside Nairobi - the City Center. This area used to be more of a farming area. Our home is the only one of its kind - not made of stone. We are ten minutes from the Karen Shopping Center, which is surrounded by malls, eating places, banks, hospitals and interesting well-known areas that you can visit like the Karen Blixen Museum and the Giraffe Center.
Getting around
The best way of getting around is by taxi - Uber - since the drivers know all the places around and are affordable. Alternatively, at a cost, I could drive you myself to the interesting places. There is also a tours group that I could attach you to, to take you around. The choices are many. There is also public transport - which I wouldn't advise as a group.
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