At 20/20Cycle there’s a little posting about a bike shack right next to the work bench. curiosity won. Four of us made reservations to cycle north to Mukulteo and ferry over to Whidbey for a night away from the city. Here’s what we found (we think you’d like it too):

Jay and Kathlene, the owners, are wonderful folks and totally excited about their mini tourism project. Both are avid cyclists and Kathlene was away at UBI learning the tricks of the trade while we were visiting.

The shack is nestled in deciduous forest and surrounded by salmon berries. It’s a one room hobbit house with a wood burning stove and queen bed. Outside is a little kitchen platform and fire ring. The compost toilet looks out on the forest.

From the shack you can head out to cycle the island. Whidbey is surprisingly big: ditch your panniers and take a half century through farmland and along the water.

At $25.00 a night it’s an unbeatable adventure from Seattle. Email Jay and Kathleen at for more information

If you’re not on bike don’t bother contacting them!