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Off the grid, tiny house homestead tour

Boone, United States

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Experience hosted by Rachael

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

If you are thinking of living off the grid or in a tiny house, this tour will be filled with information to get you started! On your two-hour tour Cameron will explain everything from buying land to building a tiny house. This will include a tour of our main tiny house and the systems that support it such as rain water harvesting, PV use, composting and firewood processing. The tour will also include Rachael's tiny art studio, Cameron’s self-made solar electric vehicle and plenty of time to ask questions over local beverages and a cheese tray on our deck which overlooks the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Other things to note
Come with questions and a few extra minutes to enjoy the land. We can provide outdoor seating, in all seasons, but please dress appropriately for outdoor weather and walking.

We invite families to contact us for family pricing.
If you are thinking of living off the grid or in a tiny house, this tour will be filled with information to get you started! On your two-hour tour Cameron will explain everything from buying land to building a tiny house. This will include a tour of our main tiny house and the systems that support it such as rain water harvesting, PV use, composting and firewood processing. The tour will also include Rachael's tiny art studio, Cameron’s self-mad…

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What's included

  • Food
    Refreshing local beverages and cheese tray for the evening tour or locally...
  • Drinks
    Along with a local cheese tray we will provide for you a choice of local ha...
From $40
/ person
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Meet your host, Rachael

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 7 Reviews
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Cameron and Rachael Van Dyke have been living off the grid for two and a half years exploring what it means to live in a better relationship with the natural world. Their six acre homestead includes two self-built tiny houses, a photovoltaic solar system, rain water harvesting and composting system.

Individually each of them has their own art and design practice. Cameron opened a studio in 1996 and designs and fabricates both self-generated and commissioned furniture and public objects and is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University. Rachael is a professional landscape artist represented by multiple galleries.

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Cameron and Rachael Van Dyke have been living off the grid for two and a half years exploring what it means to live in a better relationship with the natural world. Their six acre homestead includes two self-built tiny houses, a photovoltaic solar system, rain water harvesting and composting system.

Individually each of them has their own art and design practice. Cameron opened a studio in 1996 and designs and fabricates both self-generated and commissioned furniture and public objec…
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Where you'll be

Your 2-hour tour will take place on our 6 acre wooded homestead just 4 miles from downtown Boone. You will receive a friendly and informative tour of our custom built tiny house, art studio and homesteading projects. Your tour will contain practical information on how to create a sustainable, off the grid home. At the end of the tour there will be time for questions and answers over local beverages and a cheese tray.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Mich
January 2020
My family had a great time! The trip was a surprise for my 14 yr old son who is into minimalist and off the grid living, and it ended up being a surprise for my husband too!! Cameron took his time, was patient with all of our questions and was super flexible with the schedule. The weather was crappy outside but he worked around it to give us a wonderful experience.
My family had a great time! The trip was a surprise for my 14 yr old son who is into minimalist and off the grid living, and it ended up being a surprise for my husband too!! Came…
Alyson
November 2019
Rachael & Cameron were so nice to spend the afternoon with! They are very knowledgable and had a lot of neat insight to share! We really enjoyed touring their property and learning about their unique lifestyle! They were both very hospitable and fun to talk to!
Rachael & Cameron were so nice to spend the afternoon with! They are very knowledgable and had a lot of neat insight to share! We really enjoyed touring their property and learni…
Bryan
November 2019
Cameron and Rachael will tailor your experience to your interests and have a wealth of knowledge about living off the grid and much more. You won't be disappointed.
Emily
October 2019
What a wonderful experience! We had an incredible time touring the tiny house and the property it sits on. We learned so much from Cameron and enjoyed some beautiful weather. Cameron was an awesome host, explaining everything as we toured and answering all the questions we had. Five stars, would recommend!
What a wonderful experience! We had an incredible time touring the tiny house and the property it sits on. We learned so much from Cameron and enjoyed some beautiful weather. Camer…
Elisa
October 2019
I have been looking at what it takes to build and live in a tiny home, but there is only so much you can learn online. Even visiting tiny home shows doesn't really give you a feel of what is possible. Rachael and Cameron have helped me redefine my understanding of outdoor spaces, indoor spaces, and left me feeling confident in my goal to live tiny. They offered practical advice, answered all my questions (and I had quite a few!), and gave me a lot to think about. The food was thoughtfully put together and the company was delightful. I highly recommend this to anyone thinking about living tiny and/or off grid.
I have been looking at what it takes to build and live in a tiny home, but there is only so much you can learn online. Even visiting tiny home shows doesn't really give you a feel…
Jason
October 2019
A wonderful experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Rachael and Cameron. They were super nice and very welcoming hosts. It truly was an off the grid experience. I found it very interesting to see how they built and developed their tiny house living. This was the beauty and exclusion I was expecting for an off the grid living tour. I learned a lot and now look even more forward to my own tiny house build one day in the future. Highly recommend!
A wonderful experience! I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Rachael and Cameron. They were super nice and very welcoming hosts. It truly was an off the grid experience. I found it ve…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

We recommend close-toed shoes for walking the property.

Appropriate outdoor gear.