Family Staycation: Book These 3 Tiny Houses—And A Bus For P15K!Experience the provincial life in this cozy bed and breakfast in Alfonso, Cavite.
When Girlie Villegas and her husband Ariel purchased a 3,333-square-meter property in 2015, they initially planned to build their retirement home there.
"Kasi pareho kaming mahilig sa provincial life," Girlie tells the OG team. "What we want is when we wake up in the morning, magpapatuka kami ng mga manok, mayroon kaming mga kambing, and lahat ng kakainin namin is fresh, organic."
A tiny-home enclave
Seeing the potential of their Alfonso, Cavite lot as a relaxing respite for travelers, they decided to turn it into a bed and breakfast. The Villegas family built three tiny houses on the property, which they christened Madeline's Ville. Taking inspiration from nature, they named these units Sunshine, Blue Sky, and Earth.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWCONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
Each tiny house measures 15 square meters, is air-conditioned, and fits four people. It comes with a sofa bed, a fully-functioning kitchen, a bathroom, and a double-sized bed in the loft area. Wi-Fi and a smart TV are also available.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Originally, Girlie and her husband wanted to have just three tiny houses. But as their guests asked for more accommodations, they decided to add something different.
They acquired an old passenger bus, which used to ply the Naic route, and converted it into a camper van. Just like the tiny houses, the bus has all the same comforts and can fit up to four people. There's a second bus that will be ready for guests soon.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
With the help of an architect, they spent P300,000 for the structure of each tiny house. They worked on the interiors on their own, spending roughly P150,000. The buses, on the other hand, they got for P70,000 each, without the engine.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Madeline's Ville also has a kiddie pool and an adult pool, a bonfire area, and garden. "Ang favorite part ko dito is ang garden kasi talagang mare-relax ka," Girlie says. "[May] fresh air na you cannot buy. Kaya gusto din namin ito ang hina-highlight talaga namin sa mga tao, especially ang mga taga-Manila na walang ganito."
Booking a staycation
For those interested in staying at Madeline's Ville, you can rent each tiny house for P2,500 for two persons and P3,000 for three-four persons. The bus, meanwhile, costs P3,000 for two and P3,500 for three to four people.
For groups of maximum 12 persons, they may avail of the three tiny houses for P12,000 and enjoy the pool and bonfire area. Bigger groups up to 16 pax may avail of the entire property's amenities and accommodations for P15,000.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Rising soon: prayer garden, chapel
Currently, the Villegas family is developing a prayer garden. There are plans as well to build a chapel on the property. "We want to offer this to our guests who want to have their quiet moment or me time or want to commune with God and with nature," Girlie says.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
"We are very proud to say na ang mga tiny house is filled with love kasi it's a family effort. Lahat kami dito may contribution sa paggawa ng interior."
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