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About the Craft House

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The Whatever Craft House
Newton, Kansas
Built in 1903


the entryway

large fully stocked kitchen with seating for 16


two walls of windows in this sunny kitchen!


cozy living room with TV, DVD & WIFI


the work room

large tables eclectically mixed together with more space on the end at our cutting table


The large foyer allows for setting up more tables to give your group even more space to work.

IMG_5442-1000x497(pp_w775_h385)Upstairs Hallway


bedroom #1 sleeps 3

IMG_1493The Gray Bathroom

bedroom #2 sleeps 3

The Pink bathroom



bedroom #3 sleeps 5


bedroom #4 sleep 5

Master bathroom has soaker tub and shower

bedroom #5 sleeps 1 – 2

cc121-1000x544(pp_w775_h421)3rd floor can be used for massage.
front porch has different seating areas to enjoy the outdoors.

During warmer months you can enjoy time in the side yard.

The Rainbow Staircase is off the kitchen.



The Craft House was home to my family for 7 years.  We moved in with five little ones… our youngest was just 2 weeks old when we got here!

My husband and I updated everything in the house in that 7 years.  We peeled wallpaper from every room, we painted every single wall, we took out walls, added two bathrooms, gutted and built a brand new kitchen that we doubled in size, took out carpet, landscaped and SO much more.  We love this house!  It is a true labor of love.

In 2012 we chose to move our family to a smaller community with smaller schools.  Which meant moving out of our favorite place.  It was a hard choice!  We love this house so much that we knew it had to be shared!

And now… YOU can enjoy the Craft House with your friends!  We set up this house to comfortably sleep 16.  There are three full baths and five bedrooms upstairs.  On the main floor is a giant work room to spread out and work on your craft projects or host meetings.  There is a fully stocked kitchen with all the dishes and cookware you would need to allow easy entertaining & cooking together.  Meals can be eaten together at our barn wood tables in the large, sunny eat-in kitchen.  There is a living room with comfy couches to relax or watch a movie on the TV & DVD player set up with surround sound and wifi.  A large wrap-around porch is a lovely place to have a cup of coffee and get some fresh air.   There is a room on the 3rd floor (yes… THREE floors!) that can be used for massage therapy or quiet retreat.  And of course we have wifi at the house!

This house is perfect for any kind of crafting groups.  We have had

* scrapbookers
*quilting groups
* stamping groups
*church small group get-aways
*Bridal & Bachelorette Parties/weekends
*office/work retreats
*small business weekend conferences
* large family gatherings
*Wedding groups – allowing up to 16 in a group to stay together – like a hotel but better!
*College Reunion Weekends
*Antique shoppers
* girls getaway with no agenda at all

There is no one “on site” at the home during your stay.  Your group is in charge of meals and entertainment during your stay.

Check the Craft House Calendar for availability and email me with ANY questions!  The Craft House is available to groups for weekends and during the week.  We would love to have your group enjoy the Craft House!

Our price is $1500 for Friday at 10 AM – Sunday at 4 PM.
Maximum number of guests is 16 but there is no minimum.

Additional days can be added to a weekend reservation for $250 per day.   The price does not change if you have less than 16.  To reserve your weekend we require a $250 security deposit to hold your date.  This is refunded to you after your stay.

We look forward to working with you!  Your group will love this happy home!

contact:  Meg Duerksen at  


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