About Cob Workshop Camp/Work Trade
Come alone or with your whole family and gain experience building a home using a very old method of earthen construction; cob. For only 3 hours a day, 90% of your camping fees will be reimbursed prior to your departure. Breakfast will be provided/included daily and will consist of free-range, 100% organic eggs, fresh, chilled goats milk, and other seasonal vegetables, fruits or herbs obtained from our Space of Love. Upon request, we will give a casual guided walk along the mowed paths to locate herbs and trees that may be lightly harvested for your personal use.
Enjoy watching the shenanigans of our goats, dogs, cats and chickens as you work and play on our homestead. Children are warmly welcomed and catered to.
Our designated campsites will accommodate tents exclusively at this time and are enveloped in semi-wild young forest, on a patch of regularly cleared pasture-like turf. The evenings are filled with a loud orchestra of tree- frogs and crickets, as well as the occasional coyote calls, dog howls, owl songs, and my favorite; Chuck-Wills-Widow call. Up to 6 tents may be set up on this one patch of earth, but we will only book one group or party at a time.
Our area of Alabama, and our area of county, in particular, does harbor poison ivy, various snakes, raccoons, fox, armadillos, opossums, and other nocturnal wanderers. We have a total of 6 dogs that help us to feel guarded and somewhat secure regarding most things that might instigate uncomfortable encounters. It is not uncommon to hear the sound of a shotgun during the day or night coming from any one of our neighbors, in response to four-legged intruders. We - too, are able to run to the aid and defense of our homestead and guests.
You will be given a grill to use at your tent site or you may use one of the larger grills near our cabin. There is a fire pit both at your tent site, as well as near our cabin.
Your campsite is private, and somewhat secluded, though it is only 500 feet from our cabin.
A composting night "privy" will be set up for your convenience, and will be your responsibility to process as instructed. At other times of the day, a communal outhouse is the designated latrine.
The nearest hospital is 15 minutes away, as well as your most common commercial conveniences.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 2
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 5AM
- Check out before: 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out