A comfortable two-story cabin deep in the Northern California woods. Has it's own wood stove and running water (sink). Shared bathouse with other cabins and residents. Part of a remote, off-grid eco-village," including a few other cabins, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, permaculture gardens and all kinds of cool, sustainable stuff. Close to redwoods(45 min.), Pacific Ocean (one hour) and all the Smith river canyon has to offer
Welcome to our magical kingdom! We are glad you made it and hope that you enjoy your stay here on the mountain. You are welcome to wander anywhere, hang out in gardens, visit the swimming hole, play with animals, etc. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Here's some info about how to operate things while you're here:
Outdoor Kitchen is located under the giant metal carport. Feel to free to use anything you want, including dishes/pans/utensils etc. during your stay. If you can’t find something that you need, check the inside kitchen! Any time is fine, but please keep noise down if there are other folks here who may be sleeping in the early morning or late night.
Kitchen sink turns on & off*above* the sink. Sink water is gravity fed from springs on the land - we generally use this water for washing, bathing, boiling, etc.
Filtered Drinking Water is available in the water cooler near the end of the counter. We try to keep the cooler full, but if it is empty you can refill it from the water filter to the right. To use the water filter (big red barrel) turn the red handle above the barrel just a bit so a small flow of water comes into the filter. Also turn the red knob on the hose that comes out of the barrel (down and to the right) to a vertical position in order to keep water in the filter. It will take a few minutes to fill the filter, after which your clean water will start flowing from the front spigot.
Camp Stove needs a match or lighter to light; just turn the knob on the stove and hold a flame to the burner.
Trash goes in the big trash bin (with lid) by the counter.
Recycling goes in the bins under the counter. All recyclables (rinsed cans, bottles, plastic, cardboard) go here.
Compost/food scraps go in the orange bucket by the sink, to be fed to chickens or into the soil.
Food Storage is available inside the Hygge Hall (big building behind the kitchen). Go through the building and into the back storage room where you will see several refrigerators and plenty of storage space. You are welcome to store food in either of the “guest fridges” or in your own cooler anywhere in the room. Please note the refrigerators are not plugged in, we just use them to protect food from mice! There is also a freezer (a real freezer that works!) in the corner and you are welcome to use that to store or cool food & beverages or to make ice for your cooler.
Bathhouse , located next to the kitchen is home to the shower, sauna, and composting toilet.
Shower works by turning the water on and off at the red knob on the shower box (on the wall). Shower flow can be adjusted by rotating the showerhead. Guest towels are available on the shelves in the bathhouse; please leave used towels in the laundry bins. If you plan to reuse your towel, please keep it in your cabin so we don’t waste water doing unnecessary washing J
Composting toilet inside the bathhouse: Use like a regular toilet, then add a couple scoops of sawdust. When possible, please pee in a bush or in the bidet in the bathhouse.
Hygge is a Danish word that roughly translates into “being warm and convivial, maybe around a fire when it is cold outside.” That is what the Hygge Hall is for! The Hygge Hall is available for your use any time except Tuesday evenings when we have our community meetings. Otherwise, head on in!
Hygge Hangout Space is for everyone; feel free to read a book, play a guitar, check out maps and trail guides, and put your pushpin on the map!
Hygge Kitchen has everything you need to make delicious food; help yourself to dishes, pots/pans, utensils, spices, etc.
Propane stove needs to have the propane turned on/off outside before and after use. Directions are posted above the stove.
Trash goes in the trash bin by the stove
Recycling goes in the recycling bin below the counter; please rinse cans, bottles, etc. If it’s woodstove season you can put burnables in baskets by the stove to be used for fuel.
Compost/food scraps go in the orange bucket by the stove.
PLEASE WASH YOUR OWN DISHES