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Half Moon Cozy Off-Grid Cabin @MMV Ecovillage

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2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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A small, rustic, handbuilt cabin deep in Northern California's Six Rivers National Forest. Part of a remote, off-grid "village," including a few other cabins, chickens, dogs, frogs, cats, permaculture gardens and all kinds of cool, sustainable projects. Search Maitreya Mountain Village for a clearer picture of our sustainable living project.

The space
A unique experience in a beautiful natural area, in an off-grid, sustainable, permaculture-focused ecovillage, nestled deep in the heart of Six Rivers National Forest. The hand-built Half-Moon Cabin is the more spacious of the two small cabins, with extra storage space and a comfy leather sofa section, a lofted lofted double bed and woodstove heat, as well as extra privacy down forested Village Creek Road. If you are visiting during the colder months, you'll love getting cozy in the Half Moon with the woodstove and extra hangout space for reading, playing games, or cuddling. We have wood available for sale at $5/bundle.

Our property encompasses 160 acres of pristine natural wilderness in Northern California's beautiful Smith River canyon - home of the only un-dammed river in the state. Lush fern-encrusted hillsides slope down to countless spring-fed streams, teeming with wildlife, from cute caterpillars to (also cute, sometimes!) black bears. Accessible only by forestry road from scenic Redwoon Hwy (CA-199,) this is an opportunity to experience our responsible natural relationship with Mother Earth.

This location is very beautiful and quite remote, so please be sure you've read through the full description and are prepared for certain elements of "roughing it" and adventure travel. The Village is also a work-in-progress so we are likely to be working and there may be construction, dirt, and messes around!

Amenities:

BEDDING. It seems weird and unnecessary to me, honestly, but (bending to some COVID requests) we are asking you to bring your own sheets/sleeping bags, etc. There will be a mattress pad, blanket and some sheets in a drawer if you really need/want them. We'll call it a rustic cabin theme instead of a paranoid germophobe motif.

•Lighting / Electricity: Your cabin does not have electricity; we try to keep a flashlight, lantern, and/or candle available for your use -- but we recommend that you bring your own lights.
•Kitchen: The outdoor kitchen, near your cabin, has a small propane camping stove, and plenty of pots, pans, and utensils for your use. We do not have refrigeration but we do have a freezer (with ice packs) and coolers for storing food.
•Bathrooms: We use composting toilets (buckets with seats); there is an indoor toilet in the bathhouse. Hot shower in the sauna/bathhouse. It is about 200 yds on average away from most of our cabins
•(Lack of) Phone / Internet: Some Verizon and US Cellular service is available, but AT&T and T-Mobile do not service our area. We do not have wifi.

The Great Outdoors:
•Domestic animals: Between the three dogs who run around at night chasing forest creatures, springtime frog concerts, and the early-rising chickens, it is likely that there will be some animal noises occurring at unpredictable moments during the night and day.
•Wild animals: There are various of these that live in the forest, including skunks, chipmunks, foxes, black bears, and many birds and insects. Since we have dogs and people around, the wild animals tend to keep their distance from the areas that we use. If you are lucky, you might spot a black bear on a hike; they are basically like big raccoons and prefer to run away from humans.

If you are looking for a unique experience and up for rustic accommodations with a few off-grid perks, we welcome you to join us in our mountain paradise!

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Gasquet, California, United States

Our 160-acre property is surrounded by about a million acres of National Forest. Our neighborhood is all made of trees, huckleberry bushes and animals. We love it here. It is very remote, peaceful, and functionally sustainable in its focus. The closest neighbor is a Buddhist Hermitage about a mile up the forestry road. Also, supposedly, Sasquatch live here! (it is the epicenter for documented sightings)

Most visitors to the area are interested in spending time in the redwoods – we are about 30-45 minutes from the nearest entrance to Jedediah Smith Park, home of Stout Grove and other beautiful redwood hikes. Driving into Crescent City, about 45-60 minutes, winds you right through the "gentle giants" on your way to or from Redwood National Park.

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Joined in November 2011
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This is our 12th year of an off-grid, sustainable living experiment that focuses on wilderness permaculture farming on mountain landscapes-- we welcome you to experience it with us
During your stay
The Half Moon has a little extra privacy from the Lower Village thanks to its location down the forested Village Creek Road.

With a rotating and seasonally changing cast of residents and guests, your experience might range from a quiet day alone in the village to a parade of WWOOFers and other AirBnBers socializing in the common areas.

We all have variable schedules and "real" jobs, so we may or may not be home or around during your stay or on your arrival.
The Half Moon has a little extra privacy from the Lower Village thanks to its location down the forested Village Creek Road.

With a rotating and seasonally changing ca…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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