Conscious Living TV

Hidden L.A.: A Personal Retreat in the City of Angels
“On this episode of Conscious Living, we journey behind the scenes of the glitz and glam of Los Angeles for a healing personal retreat at the Venice Beach Eco Cottages and beyond…”
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Country Almanac

A Fine Vintage
“Reclaimed materials and an eco-friendly design approach bring a faded California classic back to life.”
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LX TV Life/Style Television

“Don’t worry — none of the luxury you’d expect from travel accomodations is sacrificed.”

Observer/Guardian

April 2010 | The 10 best holiday apartments outside Europe
“Eco-friendly, seriously stylish and with Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard right on their doorstep, these three solar-powered urban retreats tick all the boxes.”
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Loft Life 2010 Listing

2010 | TAKE THE TRIP: Venice Beach Eco-Cottages
“From 1920s vacation rentals, to housing for migrant workers, then to 1970s-80s crack houses, the Venice Beach Eco-Cottages have seen many face lifts through the years. But its most recent rehab by owners, Cynthia Foster and Karel Samsom, has made the beach-side bungalows an appealing vacation rental.”
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fem. (german fashion magazine)

December 7, 2009 | Live like a Local
“In den Venice Beach Eco-Cottages wohnt man originell, komfortabel, nachhaltig und strandnah – genau wie die Locals.”
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Tripadvisor

September 2008
“At the risk of revealing this wonderful secret, the Venice Beach Eco Cottages are the real deal.”
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Culture + Travel

September 1, 2008 | Oldies But Goodies
“The rehab of the bungalows took nine months. Foster and Samsom had no business plan and no architect. They were their own contractors, and Foster says they approached the undertaking as “a giant mixed-media art project—the art of sustainability.” It was a perfect fusion of the talents of the artist and the environmentalist.”
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Elle Magazine

May 2008 | Fun with a Repurpose
“We laud large hotel chains’ recent greenlining attempts, but for a truly tiny (and pretty) footprint, we love the Venice Beach Eco-Cottages.”
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Los Angeles Magazine

May 2008 | Need a Room?
“Three wee California bungalows with eclectic interiors in a dense Venice neighborhood opened in December with rehabbed furniture, repurposed wood, and efficient appliances.”
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