Tiny House Instructions and Information

Hi we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema – the proud owners of Oostema Farmstead.

We’re so thrilled to have you joining us at the Farmstead! We’re eager to make your stay a delightful and calming experience that exceeds your expectations.

We recognize that everyone has their own reasons for coming to stay with us, and we want to ensure that you’re comfortable during your time here. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re committed to offering you a sincerely warm welcome.

To make the most of your stay, and to ensure your safety and comfort, we kindly request that you take a moment to read through our check-in information. If you need assistance with anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’re always here to help, and you can reach us by text or phone call at 1-360-815-1494.

Our ultimate goal is for you to depart feeling entirely rejuvenated, renewed, and with wonderful memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Warmest regards,

Glen and Lisa Oostema


The Tiny House

Where to park:  Follow the sign for the Tiny House at the “Y” in the driveway.  There is 2 designated parking spots in front of the house.

You will find a tutorial video here for all the information about the house here.

You can check into the Tiny Farmhouse from 4 pm on the day of arrival. We kindly ask that you check out on the day of departure before 11 am.

For your safety and privacy, we provide a keyless lock. The code is 8402. Please enter the code and turn the deadbolt to lock or unlock it. We do not lock it upon your arrival, it will be open

  • Would you please leave the door closed at all times? If you choose to leave the door open for an extended time, it will result in unwanted flies into the home, which will create extra cleaning fees to remove what they leave behind.

The kitchen provides a full apartment-size fridge, cooktop with oven, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, complimentary coffee and tea, and all the amenities required to help you prepare meals. Basic pots and pans along with mixing bowls.

For your convenience robes, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, complimentary toiletries, tissues and a hairdryer are provided.

The hot tub is available upon request. — The Farmhouse Hot Tub is available for all our accommodation guests and can be booked for your own private use. ⁣⁣⁣Evening time slots are 7:30 and 9 pm -please click here to book a time

We do allow day use. Please reach out to us to schedule a time that is not an evening time.

  • Unregistered Guests are not allowed in the hot tub.  Please follow the directions in the accommodations on how to open and close the hot tub.  Failure to follow instructions may damage the lid, which will be passed on to the guest.

  • Please do not bring glass cups to the hot tub. However, for your convince, we provide plastic cups located in the cupboard.

  • The Hot Tub is located at the back of the main Farmhouse and can be accessed by walking through our yard – so bring shoes to wear!

  • The robes provided in the bathroom can be used for your convenience.

  • During the summer months, you will need to walk through the campground to access the Hot Tub.

  • Hot Tub hours are until 10 pm, no exceptions.

  • Children under the age of 18 must be supervised at all times.


Yes, we can accommodate up to four people in the Tiny Farmhouse.

If you are using the hideaway, please watch this video here.  The Sheets and blanket are located in the yellow chest under the TV.  Charges may apply to use the bed if no extra guest fee was paid. 

The sofa converts into an Air Dream Sofa Sleeper for 2 which provides the same plush dimensions and luxury feels like a premium mattress

Please watch the video, any damages resulting in failure to use the airbed properly will be charged to the guest.

All non-registered guests must have a parking permit(-you can ask us for one-), park in the VISITOR parking area, and leave by 9 PM.

As we all know, unfortunately, noise travels! Here at Oostema Farmstead, we pride ourselves on providing a tranquil and peaceful place to stay, and because of this, we have a designated “quiet time,” which is between 10 pm and 7 am. We kindly ask that you respect other guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum during this time. 

Our Farmstead store is not open daily.  You can pre-purchase your products before arrival, which is highly recommended for optimal thawing time. To shop, go here: Farmstead Store.

Please order all meats 24 hours before your arrival, so we can collect the meats and get them thawed out for you to cook when you arrive.  If you wish to purchase additional meats or items, please make an appointment with Lisa. We will gladly open the store for you, and you can browse our products.  

Pre-Order Your Farm-Fresh Produce

Cook up farm-fresh meals by purchasing ahead via our store website – enjoy home-grown eggs, sausage, bacon, Wagyu beef and other delicious meats 

Everything will be ready for you in the refrigerator when you arrive.  To find out more, head over to our online store.

Add one of our mouth-watering meats, along with Farmstead fresh eggs, and you’ve got the most delicious meal of truly Farmstead local produce! 

In addition, during the season, you can also purchase one of our $5 baskets to pick and fill as you go with all your favorite herbs and organic vegetables.

Picking fresh produce and then teaming it with fresh meat and eggs for lunch or dinner is one of life’s simplest pleasures.


Have a Picnic: Enjoy a private catered picnic with beautiful views in a secluded, peaceful location on the Farmstead. (weather permitting)

  • We ask that you vacate the property by 11 am on your day of departure to enable us sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.

  • Before you leave, please dispose of trash in the can we provide located by the garden shed.

  • If possible, please wash and dry all the dishes that you used. It helps us keep our cleaning time at a minimum.

  • Please do not leave any excess like large cardboard or packaging material-please take it with you. We do not recycle, so place all bottles and cans in the designated garbage can. If you would like to recycle or you have excess, you can go here: Nooksack Valley Disposal and Recycling 250 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden,  

  • There is no need to start any laundry, please place all towels in the shower, and we will pick them up and strip the bed.

The house has a tiny garbage can. When it is full, please carry the bag to the shed located right outside the door. There is a black garbage bin located there. We don’t recycle, so all garbage goes there.
If you would like to recycle, see checkout instructions in the Check out information.

The Facilities

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. You will discover our calves, Cash (Holstein), Ruby (Shorthorn), Sylvia (our Kune Kene pig), and Cher (our Boar goat) in their pens. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. You can find some for Sylvia and Cher near their pens in red Folgers Coffee Tubs. We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and do not feed or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. 
  • Alfalfa cubes can be found in the front of the Big Gabrel Yellow Barn. But, again, please limit the amount so others can also enjoy this activity.
  • We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and DO NOT FEED or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. This can make them very ILL! AGAIN DO NOT FEED THEM ANYTHING ELSE. 
  • Caution and Child Supervision: Children or minors are not allowed in the barn alone. They MUST have an adult with them at all times.
  • Please supervise all children with you AT ALL TIMES. The property is a working farm with electric fences, machinery, sharp tools, livestock, and other items not present at a typical camping facility. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children’s safety and the safety of any other children that belong to their group and assume all risks associated with staying on the Farmstead.

Join us for an immersive and informative Farmstead Tour showcasing our farm’s unique features and practices. Our tours are available by appointment only, and can be reserved through our designated schedule on Farmstead Tours.

For just $20.00 per person, you’ll spend an hour or more exploring the many highlights of our farm, including:

  • History of the Farmstead: Our farm has a rich history dating back many years, and you’ll learn all about its evolution and significance to our community.

  • Wagyu Cattle: Our Wagyu cattle are a special breed renowned for their distinctive marbling and tender meat. You’ll discover what makes our Wagyu cattle so unique, and learn about our dedicated approach to raising and caring for them on our farm. Witness their feeding time with alfalfa cubes, a favorite experience of many visitors.

  • Farming Practices: Our sustainable farming practices are at the heart of everything we do, and you’ll gain insight into our techniques for maintaining the health and well-being of our animals and crops. From management to animal care, we’ll share our methods for ensuring a healthy and bountiful farm.

  • Raspberry Fields Tour: Take a leisurely golf cart tour of our beautiful raspberry fields, where you’ll see the fruits of our labor up close. Keep an eye out for fascinating wildlife along the way, and enjoy the scenic views of our farm.

  • Raspberry Processing: Learn how the raspberries are harvested and processed, from field to packaging. We’ll show you the equipment and explain the steps we take to ensure the highest quality product for our customers. (when in Season)

If the scheduled time doesn’t work for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or text at oostemafarmstead@gmail.com to schedule a tour at a more convenient time. Please include your preferred time and date in your message.

Join us for a Farmstead Tour that will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the beauty and importance of sustainable farming practices. We can’t wait to share our farm with you!


Enjoy free high-speed wi-fi, Direct TV, smart TV, guides, and maps.

You have complete access to all of the property, so you may take full advantage of the fields to wander through. From riding bikes to leisurely walks through the raspberry fields, it’s there for you to enjoy. You will find a map of the property located at the check-in station in the campground for your convenience.

  • You can access the internet free of charge. Search for the wireless network called Guest, and You will require the password Farmstead. Wi-Fi is available outside, but you may not have a signal unless you are closer to the house.

  • We do offer a smart TV.  

  • If you log into your account, please log out. We will not be responsible for other charges. Would you please not unplug the Satellite or TV cords? A fee may apply if we need to fix it.

Having a fire to share with your friends and family is a beautiful experience. Roasting marshmallows, making smores are some of the fun treats you can do around a fire. We offer a very generous crate of wood, hand-split by Glen himself, located under the campground check-in stand, and there is a wheelbarrow for you to use to transport your box, or you can message me we will deliver the crate to you. Lisa @ 1-360-815-1494

  •  The cost is only $6 per crate can be paid through Venmo, Paypal, or Cash;
  • Any other portable wood-burning rings are not allowed.
  • We kindly ask that you do not remove the rings from their location. If you have a propane burning pit you would like to use, please ask before using it and decide if it can damage our lawn.
  • We also ask that you not throw garbage, food, cigarettes, butts, or anything other than wood in the fire pits, and please use the designated garbage cans. 

The Tiny Farmhouse is pet friendly and you can bring a  dog up to 30lbs for an extra charge of $50.00 or an extra cleaning fee (1 pet allowed) per stay.

Here on the Farmstead, we do allow pets. You are more than welcome to walk with them around the property and let them stretch their legs. We do ask that they are on a leash at all times and that you clean up after them. If you would like to take them off-leash, kindly walk in the raspberry fields located to the east of the Farmhouse. There are 55 acres that you can wander through. 

  • Dogs are NOT allowed in the barn. No exceptions.

  • Pets are not allowed on the bed or the couch. They must have their own bed.

  • We do offer a pet towel, and it is located in the coffee table drawer.

  • Pets must be walked by a responsible person and cleaned up immediately.

  • A dog cannot be left unattended at any time without our permission

For your use, we supply a BBQ. Please turn off all burners when done and clean them up after each use. There is a brush located underneath the grill. You will also find utensils in the 4th drawer in the house.

And don’t forget about your meats, you can place an order by going here.  We will have it ready for you upon arrival.

We have a washer and dryer available for your use. Would you mind not overfilling the machines? Small loads are recommended. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are available for you during your stay.

Yes, there is a mini-split in the living-kitchen area that provides heat or air.  There is also a heater in the bedroom on a separate thermostat for your liking.

When you stay in the Tiny Farmhouse, you benefit from exclusive use of your own outdoor area with a large patio table and seating area from which you can enjoy amazing panoramic views across the fields. A private outdoor grill and utensils is also provided for your use together with a private fire pit for relaxing in front of. IN addition, you can also enjoy shared use of the garden with both other guests and the owners (who you will often find tending and working in the garden 😊) The Farmstead is a shared space, there will be other guests around, including the campground during summer months. 

Nearest Shops:
Northwood Market and Thirsty Badger: A small family-owned convenience store, located at the corner of Northwood and E. Badger Rd. 1501 E. Badger, Lynden
Groceries, toiletries, meds, Beer, and Wine are available for purchase.
Nearest Bank / U.S. Bank ATM – Address: 218 Front St, Lynden.
Nearest Post Office: Address: 600 Front St, Lynden.
Nearest Pharmacy: Rite Aid Address: 8090 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden.

Emergency Services: 911 for Fire, Police, or Ambulance

Our address is 8402 Northwood Rd. Lynden, WA

If you have an emergency in the night or if we are not present, you may contact us,

please call Glen at 1-360-815-1492 or Lisa @ 1-360-815-1494

The management will not accept responsibility for any valuables lost or mislaid unless handed in for safe custody. Further, we take no responsibility for any damages or losses incurred to vehicles or property contained therein. Guests are reminded to take the usual precautions and not leave any valuables or other items on show in their vehicles. Our total liability to you is limited to the booking price, and under no circumstances will we be responsible for any indirect or special damages. 


How to use the hideaway

Instructions on the Tiny House

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