This place is friggen' awesome. The space is exactly as described: there is a big open space, a great fire pit, goats, chickens and a couple Real Good Boy doggos. Nicky (and George) are super amazing hosts and helped us out with a whole bunch of stuff they really didn't need to. We almost went to see Nicky sing Christmas songs she learned mere moments before but ended up getting distracted by some delicious BBQ in Wicker Park. We had no problems with the neighborhood and found it was nice and close to all sorts of cool stuff.
Super awesome spot, thanks to Francois for being flexible and kind with us. Google maps put the pin for the address in the wrongish spot for me, the road up to the spot started more northward than the pin and headed farther up the mountainside. If you’re arriving late at night a little searching around will get you there though. We also found a sizeable scorched trash pile to the right of the road on the way up (far from the site itself) if you are looking for a landmark.