Enjoy a little sample of a modern homesteading life here. I purchased and moved onto this property in October 2017 in an effort to life a more self sufficient lifestyle: growing and preserving food, reducing energy use, minimizing waste streams, and preparing for a time when less is available. Come relax and recharge and maybe learn a thing or two.
My property is about 3.5 acres containing my home, a barn full of chickens, a pond full of ducks, free-ranging Kune Kune pigs, fruit trees, garden space, and small pastures. The property is totally fenced. It is about a 200 ft walk sloped downhill from the driveway to the camp site. A cart is available for use to move your gear up and down. There are some neighbors around, some with a partial view of the camp site. Some children live around, but are generally not noisy.
One of the coolest features is the farm animals. The chickens and ducks generally fine with people being around, but don't tend to get close enough to pet. They are a joy to watch scratch, swim, and feed. The roosters will be your morning alarm clock, if you like to sleep in this may not be the right camp site for you. The pigs are super friendly, they will definitely try to hit you up for a treat. They are Kunekune and some hybrids, they are known for being small, friendly, grazing pigs that are commonly kept as pets. Keep an eye out for pig poo, but they are generally pretty clean and not stinky and are fun to be around. They have free roam of the land west of the fence which includes the main camp site, but if spending a night inside the fence is not appealing, you can totally set up on the east side out of reach.
There are several trees around that provide great shade and opportunity to put up a hammock. No snakes, ticks, or chiggers have been found so far (probably thanks to the chickens/ducks), but mosquitoes are present in small numbesr. You will also probably notice bees, flies, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators in the right season.
The pond is spring fed and stocked with fish (bass, bream, and catfish have been caught, but tilapia and carp are known to swim around also) and is open for fishing. I just ask that you be respectful to the wildlife. Feel free to take a dip if you'd like, it is fairly deep for its size.
I'm currently working on installing a perennial food forest and annual garden, when in season you are welcome to sample the fruits and vegetables.
As said above the area is a low-density residential area and I do no want campers looking to be loud and party that will cause an issue for myself and neighbors. If you or your pets will be a threat to the property or animals please choose somewhere else. However, if you would like a unique place to experience the homesteading lifestyle or just to peacefully enjoy for a night or two I hope you will consider my place.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Homesteading Pond Site
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This campsite is for people who might desire a crazy experience - sleeping in the hog's land! Our host was incredible at communicating and hosting us, and he offers various spots to camp. We set up our tent right in the pig's environment, and there were little piglets running around. So cute! We met the family and learned a bit about gardening as well.