Hipcamp host Ohji S.
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Tucked away up a short trail lies a lightweight open-air cabin structure made of salvaged redwood, screens, clear plastic roofing, and canvas curtains. THIS LISTING REQUIRES Bringing Your Own sheets and bedding or sleeping bags. Arrive Before Dark

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In the center of the

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Tucked away up a short trail lies a lightweight open-air cabin structure made of salvaged redwood, screens, clear plastic roofing, and canvas curtains. THIS LISTING REQUIRES Bringing Your Own sheets and bedding or sleeping bags. Arrive Before Dark                                                                                       

READ ENTIRE LISTING DESCRIPTION CLEARLY before requesting to book

In the center of the California coast

Where the mountains meet the sea

A refuge in nature

Beside the flowing creek

A Home with Family, Friends, and Animals

Intention

Striving to create a minimal impact, with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural part of the central California coast. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques

Energy

An escape from the electrical grid. There is no internet, electricity or phone service. There is minimal solar lighting, fire and propane stoves and water heaters

Food

There is an outdoor open kitchen available for the local community as well as visitors to use, with dishes, a sink, stove, and a fire-pit with grill for cooking. There is an organic vegetable garden, goats, chickens, bees and fruit trees

Water

Drinking water is spring fed and also available filtered. Bottled water is unnecessary

Fire

There is 1 fire-pit in the main area and a fireplace on the upper level. No personal fires (besides Tipi’s)

 Facilities

Structures on the land are rustic, generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels, and there is a flushing toilet with an old septic tank that is mainly used for peeing

Kids

Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult

Dogs

Dogs are welcome off leash. it may be necessary to have them on leash if they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs. Bury dog poop with a stick or shovel or cover it with dirt and grass. Do not put a plastic bag of dog poop in the garbage

Environment

Big Sur is remote area with beautiful beaches, creeks and hiking trails throughout the forest. Some areas can be very dangerous with steep cliffs and loose rocks.  Be aware that things like spiders, snakes, raccoons, mice, poison oak, etc.. exist in natural areas like this

Experiences

Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway. Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family. Have a romantic getaway. Practice art, music and photography. Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation. Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains

Music

No stereos or electronic music devices. Acoustic instruments are encouraged

Driving

Carpooling is necessary. Be respectful of other drivers on Hwy 1, if a car wants to pass, pull over

Garbage

Take away your own garbage. There is no trash service. If used properly, there is a recycling station  to sort paper, glass, metal, plastic and food-waste. Do not put unsorted bags in any bin

Alcohol

Alcohol is discouraged. It is not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay

Donations

Donations are put back into the land. They go towards the mortgage and other resources that help to facilitate the nurturing and sharing of this sacred space

Reservations

Because there is no internet on the land, Maggie helps manage reservations from off-site and does not live on the property. There is a 2 night minimum For Friday and Saturday unless booked within 10 days prior or only one night is available

Arrival

Come with a certain level of independence. Hosts are not always available. This is a place to help people help themselves. If you need something, please ask. Make sure you have the arrival instructions. Arrive before dark to easily find your site and get any assistance you may need

Provisions

Be prepared before leaving Monterey from the north and Morro Bay from the south with plenty of gas, a flashlight, warm clothes, groceries, wood, ice, and anything else you may want or need from town

Winter

In the wintertime, Dec-Feb, the days are shorter and it is wetter, windier and colder and there may  be unsafe road conditions. As many structures are outside it is advisable to check the weather before booking

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send ohji a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Climbing
Surfing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cabana with Futon in California.

Beach
Coastal
Forest
Mountainous
Redwoods
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Cabana with Futon

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Hipcamper Alireza
Alireza S.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2018

The place is unique and amazing. Ohji even provided us blanket and clean sheets on arrival. Ohji’s family are so friendly, they greeted us very warmly once we arrived.

Hipcamper Erica
Erica M.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2018

This site was wonderful! The hosts were great and friendly and the cabana and futon were exactly as listed! I’d definitely come back!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie M.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2018

Such a wonderful little haven right in the middle of that wild California land, where the ocean meets the mountains. The hosts were lovely, and the beach is just a short walk away. Would definitely recommend this spot!

Hipcamper M
M R.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018

Incredible property with so much soul!!
Right next to the ocean, the creek runs right through the property there is so much to explore.
Ohji, Bri & Umi are very talented craftspeople with a true love for the land & community! So grateful to find this gem. I will be back!

Hipcamper Dana
Dana K.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

Everything was magical! We made friends, had a fire with the other campers, and watched the sunset from the beach. And the cat was so sweet! We wished we stayed longer. Best part of our trip by far.

Hipcamper Majid
Majid K.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2018

This is an amazing place to stay. I highly recommend anyone looking for a unique experience to stay with Ohji and his partner. They are living and very authentic life, and it feels good to experience it.

Hipcamper Ju
Ju K.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2018

This was an amazing experience. Great environment with nature, next to a stream, a minimalistic approach to living, and great hosts. Will definitely look forward to coming here again.

Cabana with Futon
Hipcamper Gabbi
Gabbi W.
recommends this listing.
November 25th, 2018

Great place to explore Big Sur and in walking distance to the beach. The property is completely off the grid! They have solar powered lights, composting toilets, and gas powered stove/hot water in the communal kitchen. The cabana with futon was private, clean, and comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Hipcamper Katy
Katy B.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2018

Wow! Such a unique and beautiful place!! Can't wait to come back. Thank you Ohji and Bree for sharing your little corner of paradise with us 😁

outdoor shower with hot water was divine!Incredible location!! Ohji's charming place is tucked into a little canyon just behind the white railing bridge...outdoor compost toilets are strategically placed around the property. Was a little weird at first but you get used to it ;) And the host has obviously put time and thought into making these comfortable and private.This is true off the grid living :)outdoor kitchen was so well equipped with everything we needed! Fellow campers were courteous and friendly as we shared the space and equipment.
Property
20' Moon and Stars Tipi
State
California
$75/night
1 Site