Underground Hobbit Hole @MMV Ecovillage

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. Half-bath
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Approximately 260 sq ft, earth sheltered structure within our permaculture-based, sustainable, off-grid village. It is one of a kind in architecture and theme with colored bottles built into the wall, stained glass windows, center tree pillar with atrium windows above, and medieval Celtic Cross above the Hobbit Hole (outside and atop) give it a Hobbit Church feel.

The space
This is a primitive cabin, it DOES have running water, but NO electricity (you bring your own candles BYOC). Common facilities (kitchen and bath) being shared with the larger community, about 200 yds away.

*Just so everyone knows, during heavy rains in our RainForest winter months, sometimes the floor can get a little wet and the underground cave can be damp --Utilizing the wood stove is ideal (please bring some firewood) keeps it drier and warmer.

Breakfast nook has a Hobbit mushroom table and there is a comfy sky chair suspended for luxuriating.

Built into the side of a mountain with a seasonal spring (there are springs everywhere here in the mountainous rain forest) that runs through the house -- on purpose -- so there is often the sound of a babbling brook in the HH November thru May.

If you are looking for a unique experience in a beautiful natural area and would like to experience life in an off-grid, sustainable, permaculture-focused ecovillage - and all the rough roads, dirt, mud, insects, messes, barking dogs, mosquitos, bees, mice, early morning roosters, communal living, composting toilets, ongoing construction projects in remote wilderness - then we invite you join us in our mountain village!

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, about 200yds away from the Hobbit Hole, 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!

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Shared hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
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Where you’ll be

Del Norte County, 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.

Hosted by Dan

  1. Joined in November 2011
  • 2,468 Reviews
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

Someone is almost always here to help out and show you around. Not always though. We sometimes go do fun stuff together like float down the river or hike. It's not that complicated. All the common areas are easy to figure out and you're welcome to make yourself at home, use our pots and pans, spices, condiments, anything from our gardens. Welcome.

The Hobbit Hole has the most privacy of all our cabins

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.
Someone is almost always here to help out and show you around. Not always though. We sometimes go do fun stuff together like float down the river or hike. It's not that complica…
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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