Location certainly and an open kitchen or common area where visitors gather and converse.
Free tea. Hammocks. Caring owners. Animals to play with. And if you're lucky, a holiday dinner with a bunch of travelers you just met.
For Christmas we shared a feast prepared by everyone: pumpkin soup and bbq and beer bread and potato salad.
I made a Waldorf salad, a genuinely American invention (first served at the Waldorf–Astoria) that went over well.
My Rice Krispies treats were met with confusion although it was fun making them.
Santa came by throwing toffees.
Everyone called home.
No one went hungry.
We took turns lying in the hammocks.
Adding this brilliant panorama Robin took. The Rice Krispies treats were devoured eventually.