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Experience hosted by Scott

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meet and greet everyone. Head out together to a nearby trailhead. Hike some distance down a trail, and then turn off into the an area without trails. We'll find a magical spot to build our elf houses, and begin collecting materials. We'll cooperate as a group to design and build a few little elf houses that some tiny beings would surely enjoy. Share some tea and snacks in the forest with your new friends. We'll take a few photos before we hike out and return to our cars.
Other things to note
The weather can change fast so warm clothes and rain gear are essential. Working with natural materials often requires some physical effort including lifting, carrying, squatting, bending, kneeling.
Meet and greet everyone. Head out together to a nearby trailhead. Hike some distance down a trail, and then turn off into the an area without trails. We'll find a magical spot to build our elf houses, and begin collecting materials. We'll cooperate as a group to design and build a few little elf houses that some tiny beings would surely enjoy. Share some tea and snacks in the forest with your new friends. We'll take a few photos before we hike o…

Scott's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Some tea, fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
  • Equipment
    Creative supplies like small tools, shovel, pickaxe, folding saw, hatchet,...
From $50
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Scott

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Nature is my inspiration and my passion is creating art and architecture with natural materials. I started teaching natural building/art in 2002, with my company Earthen Hand Natural Building. Since then, I have promoted nature-based art and shelter through speaking, consulting, and teaching workshops every year since 2002. I've had the opportunity to teach in many places around the world. I've helped hundreds of students learn, and guided many owner-builders through the process of creating a natural home or artistic creation. I'm also an avid hiker and naturalist, with many years of experience exploring Oregon and Washington's forests, mountains, and rivers. I enjoy getting creative with natural materials and the fun people this art attracts. Check out some of my past work at EarthenHand.com.
Nature is my inspiration and my passion is creating art and architecture with natural materials. I started teaching natural building/art in 2002, with my company Earthen Hand Natural Building. Since then, I have promoted nature-based art and shelter through speaking, consulting, and teaching workshops every year since 2002. I've had the opportunity to teach in many places around the world. I've helped hundreds of students learn, and guided many owner-builders through the process of creating a na…
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Where you'll be

The Columbia River Gorge offers innumerable hikes and areas to explore. Our group will meet first at the Portland Women's Forum, and decide which trail to pick for the day. We'll hike out on an established trail, and then head out into the bush to discover an area no one in the group has yet seen!

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Backpack

Raingear