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. 

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.

Check-In Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 7:00 AM to 10:00 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 private use. -please click here to book a time

We do allow day use. Please get in touch with us to schedule a time that is not an evening time.

  • 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 convenience, 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!

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

  • During the summer, you must walk through the campground to access the Hot Tub.

  • The allotted time is 1 hour Max.

  • Please remember to use quiet voices when talking in the hot tub.  

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. 

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.

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.  

  • We ask that you vacate the property by 10 a.m. on your departure day to give 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.

Please check our Terms and Conditions here.

The Facilities

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. 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. 

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 Netflix 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.

  •  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. 

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. 


Please check our Terms and Conditions here.

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