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Large tent platform at wood's edge

SuperhostPutney, Vermont, United States
Private room in tent hosted by G'O
6 guests1 bedroom0 bedsShared half-bath
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It's September and what a beautiful time of the year!
Come soon and watch & enjoy the field spotted with a variety of grasses and flowers.
We appreciate guests who don’t need anything beyond water off the deck, parking and scavenging wood.
ALSO services available, if we can and if you give me notice, for late arrivals, or less robust/ experienced campers. Text me directly is fastest. You will get CI once we confirm.
The site will calculate a discount for stays of more than 3 days.

The space
Welcome to the Skunk Barn Farm field and forests ~~~
.... At the bottom of the field, and over-hearing the Canoe Brook, (you cant see it without walking to edge of wooded cliff) there is a 12 by 20 foot platform awaiting you and your tent. Fire pit is near.
If you are experienced with hatchet, ax and bowsaw, either bring yours or borrow mine. If you are inexperienced, and I have time, (not always the case) I will gladly train you. A hatchet, though small, is a dangerous thing.
The steep woods are mature hardwood - birch, hickory, maple with some pines and hemlocks.
If you have need of house facilities please let me know and I will add $10. I am also happy to provide a simple breakfast if you order it in advance and tell me your dietary needs. I can do vegan to bacon to raw.
Extended stayers who experience lousy weather (cold and wet!) may request light use of the kitchen and bathroom. This does not mean lots of refrigerator space. Please plan on using a cooler for the majority of your perishables. (it's shady in the woods.) Light use does mean a short shower once per 2-3 days, and using kitchen for one simple meal per day.
These visits will need to be scheduled, Thanks. I want others who may be here to feel comfortable. You would have access to the outhouse, of course, which is off the parking area near the house and to water, always available from spicket on deck.

The field used to be a hay field and the house a hay barn. The stream is year round. Now the field is a sanctuary for insects and birds. Read: it is not heavily mowed. Tick prevention measures should be taken. There is great hiking, Nordic skiing, dirt road walking, ambling, stream dipping, and culvert cooling very close by. From your tent you may hear deer, birds, coyotes, insects and the stream.

To the north through the woods, are buildings where a family lives. I am on very good terms with these neighbors. Tent dwellers and they can't see each other but could hear each other so discretion is important.

Putney (5miles by road, 2 - 3 through forest) is a happening little town; as are bigger Brattleboro to South and Bellows Falls to North. Able cyclists can do it in 40ish minutes there and 1.5 hours back. There is a bus via Rt 5, N/S Brat/Putney/BellowsFalls.
I've hitched from my driveway but most, regrettably, drive their personal automobiles.

Guest access
Guests of over 5 nights can shower and use washing machine. Let me know if you think you'll want to.

Other things to note
There is a wide path cut through the field to your site. Head past the house to the East and you’ll find it.
It's September and what a beautiful time of the year!
Come soon and watch & enjoy the field spotted with a variety of grasses and flowers.
We appreciate guests who don’t need anything beyond water off the deck, parking and scavenging wood.
ALSO services available, if we can and if you give me notice, for late arrivals, or less robust/ experienced campers. Text me directly is fastest. You will get…
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Free parking on premises
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Room-darkening shades
Free street parking
Bathtub
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Putney, Vermont, United States

Friendly people and not very many. Trails, forest, streams, fields, sky. Dirt roads and pavement close-by. Birds, deer, skunks and foxes. Fortunately for my chickens, not too many predator visitors. That could change in an instant.... knock on wood.
.......AND REMEMBER: you will be camping in tick territory. ALL OF NEW ENGLAND IS RICH IN TICKS these days. so..... I mow the path nice and wide. and if you want to hang out in field or woods you really need to check with a light your WHOLE self. Not everyone get lyme disease or the other tick borne illnesses if they are bit , and not everyone who gets infected gets very sick, but some people really do. SOOOO this is an important warning. Look for ticks and remove them everyday.
Friendly people and not very many. Trails, forest, streams, fields, sky. Dirt roads and pavement close-by. Birds, deer, skunks and foxes. Fortunately for my chickens, not too many predator visitors. That…

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Joined in July 2013
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My daughter and I converted a barn into a home and an apartment 20 years ago when she was on the crew as a home-schooled 7th grader and I GCed when I came home from jobs away. We've always striven to live very sustainably. She learned early how to network for rides, I even sometimes leave the car at home and hitch . Though we could have, we opted not to put in a septic system, so we function on the "water is precious" paradigm. This means I find ways to use water more than once! I'd be happy to show you how to save $ on your water bill. We've always grown various amounts of food on site, including some meat which I'd like to do again when there's more human resource on premises. Present demography existing, we're working perennial fruits and a small summer garden... well the leeks and kale will last into the fall. We call the place the Skunk Barn Farm. Historically, skunks were relocated here from the boarding school nearby, some died in the hay barn and we found their beautiful skeletons amongst the old hay and boards that lay in the barn, unused for decades. I chose to retrofit an existing structure near a road as a way to not take away habitat from animals less adaptable than our human selves. Though not fancy, it's comfortable: passive solar shortens our wood heating season. And a small solar array will keep the well water pumping in case things go south. Solar "clothes dryer" works year round if you know how.... As a family we've always shared our living quarters with housemates, and recently I've expanded the concept to include an apartment under the same roof and the tent located where my family lived while we constructed. I've worked over the years on Nuclear disarmament, War Tax Resistance, Civil Rights and Global preservation. I'm an avid outdoor (non-motorized) recreationist and dancer. Our fairly extensive library is available for your perusal. I'm interested in International trends, people, music and places. Hablo espanol bastante bien. I teach Spanish, so far mostly, to children. Je parle un petit peu de Francais. So if you're from Quebec je voudrais parley Francais avec toi!! I am not attached to my phone.. But I do eventually get messages that you send via this fabulous digital broker. Important for you to know though that I may not be super prompt. My work with people will not be interrupted for a digital message. Later right? I've traveled sola to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Chiapas, and Michoacan, Mexico and with my daughter cross (this) country and to the Netherlands. As a child I was taken to Europe: GB. Luxembourg y Espana where my mother's cousin married a Madrileno and stayed. I'd love to travel more. I know how to travel cheap, 'cept for the getting there. I do not charge a per person rate, but if you come with more than 2 people please consider leaving me a tip. Thanks. But I truly love my home. Here at the Skunk Barn Farm the sun shines amply, the skies are fantastic, and the greenery is varied and lush. It's a tough place to leave. I love sharing it with people. I hope you'll enjoy visiting.
My daughter and I converted a barn into a home and an apartment 20 years ago when she was on the crew as a home-schooled 7th grader and I GCed when I came home from jobs away. We'v…
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If I am around and you would like I often enjoy getting to know my guests a little bit. When it happens its fun. Sometimes we just wont cross paths that much.
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