Tiny House Experience in South Mississippi

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Tiny House Experience in South Mississippi

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Sheepherder's Wagon at Fulmer's Farmstead in New Augusta, MS provides a cozy and unique experience in the country.

Tiny houses have gained popularity over the past few years through home shows and social media.  These enchanting spaces appeal to curious travelers and offer a unique experience that is completely different from day to day life.  Air BnB hosts make the tiny house experiences a reality and provides guests with the opportunity to explore these accommodations in a variety of settings.  I recently stayed in a tiny house on Fulmer's Farmstead in South Mississippi.  I loved everything about it, and I think you would too!

Guests are greeted by farm livestock in the adjacent field that includes goats.


Tiny House Experience in South Mississippi

Fulmer's Farmstead is located near New Augusta, Mississippi, and is a full working farm.  There are Percheron draft horses that are used for plowing and daily tasks.  Seasonal produce is grown to provide Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes to local subscribers.  There are chickens with fresh eggs, goats, cows, and dogs.  The General Store and restaurant is a local favorite with preserves, bread, and produce from the farm.  Fulmer's Farmstead is the home of the Pecan Festival each year in September as well as a Christmas in the Orchard Event in December.  Everywhere you look is teeming with life.  Recently, Carey Fulmer, manager and co-owner, has added two tiny houses that guests can reserve.  I spent the night in the Sheepherder's Wagon and was charmed by my short stay.

The salvaged brick walkway and antique gate are inviting and unique craftsman touches.


This uncommon space is filled with craftsman touches that make it homey, warm, and special.  When you arrive at the Shepherd's Wagon, there is a gravel drive for parking.  Guests walk through an antique gate onto a small brick walkway made of salvaged bricks.  The attention to detail that begins at the entrance of your stay follows throughout the space Carey has created.  He has taken great pride in creating an attractive accommodation for guests on the rural farm.

Enjoy some time on the porch and listen to the sounds of the roosters or crickets for the full farm experience.

The wagon itself has three designated areas for guests.  On the far left is a bathroom.  The middle of the wagon is open and provides a small covered porch with a table and two chairs.  The right of the wagon houses a sleeping quarter.  Everything is functional and laid out in a way for guests to move freely throughout their stay.  You might wonder about the whole walking outside to get to the bathroom situation.  I didn't mind this at all.  The wagon is located behind the store and is nestled back onto the farm so that guests are secluded into their own little hideaway.  The porch is covered to offer shelter from the elements while traveling from the bathroom to the sleeping quarters.  Guests should bring a set of slippers for going in and out, but I'm a barefoot kind of girl and didn't mind even in the winter!

The bathroom is bright and clean with plenty of room.

Hooks throughout the bathroom and living spaces provide a space to hang bags and other personal items.  Each hook is unique and made by an Amish boy in Ohio.


The bathroom is a full-sized space with more than enough room for guests to take a bath and get ready for bed or the start of a day.  There is a full-sized tub and shower with soft, fluffy towels.  While the space is minimal, there are hooks throughout the bath for hanging clothes, a robe, or toiletry bags.  The simple layout of the bathroom highlights the beautiful woodwork, clean lines and curtains adorned with lace.  Everything feels fresh and uncomplicated.  

The fire pit located within the fenced yard is the perfect spot to end the day under the sunset.


Guests should take advantage of the covered porch on the wagon.  I enjoyed using this area to sit and answer some emails at the end of a workday.  It is the perfect spot to start the day with a cup of coffee.  There is a coffee maker in the living quarters along with a small fridge for cold drinks.  Guests have a place in the fenced yard for a fire complete with inviting chairs just waiting for someone to soak in the view.

The living space is comfortable with every detail considered.

The space under the bed allows for extra storage of personal items and luggage.


The washbasin in the living area is a repurposed pan made into a sink.  I loved all of the personal and unique touches throughout the space.  The farmhouse feel carries throughout every area for simple, decorative touches.


For a small sleeping quarter, every inch has been maximized for guest comfort.  Just as the bathroom, the living area has hooks throughout for hanging bags, purses, or clothes.  This worked perfectly for me because I tend to have 12 bags for one overnight stay!  There is also a handy spot just under the bed that works for sliding a piece of luggage or bags out of the way. 

Expect to get a great night's rest here.  The bed is comfy and the location is quiet and dreamy.  This was an excellent break in my work week from the traditional hotel stay.  The Sheepherder's Wagon would be the perfect spot for a couple or solo traveler on a getaway weekend.  It is as if time stands still in this rustic little spot, and this makes the ideal site to relax and take a mental break.

Stop in at the General Store at Fulmer's Farmstead for some treats to enjoy during your stay or to take home with you when you go!


If you happen to stay here, be sure to check out the General Store.  It is well stocked with produce and eggs from the farm.  They also have homemade bread, cane syrup as well as jams and jellies for sale.  The restaurant has a daily lunch special that shouldn't be missed.  It is home cooking at its finest.

All tiny houses are not created equally.  Carey created a one of a kind tiny house for guests.  It is impeccably clean, comfortable and offers a peaceful retreat on a farm.  Everything about the Sheepherder's Wagon is reflective of Carey's laid back style and passion for preserving rural life on a farm.  He can tell you where the bricks and gate came from at the entrance of the spot to who made the hooks on the walls.  The wagon is a story in itself.

As you plan for upcoming travel, put this spot on your list of places to visit.  Bicycle enthusiasts can take advantage of Longleaf Trace Rails to Trails Bicycle Path that begins in nearby Hattiesburg.  Plus, anyone can walk or run on this trail as well.  There are places to hike in the surrounding areas.  Plus, in warm weather, the Black Creek is an excellent float or canoe trip.  

I have not lived in South Mississippi in over 20 years, but it will always be home to me.  The sights and sounds of the farm combined with the artisan Shepherds Wagon will leave you wanting to stay longer and return again.  You can book your stay at Sheepherder's Wagon through Air BnB, and I highly recommend it!  The Fulmer's are excellent hosts and will make you feel like part of the family.

Until next time...

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