Hipcamp host Jim R.
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Camp in a 35 acre land surrounded by hills, mountain views and an open sky. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular year round.. It is 15 minutes from Temecula wineries, 40 minutes from the alpine, artsy town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, and just 15 minutes from the 215 in Menifee toward Hemet.  Best camping from early autumn to lush springtime where wee too h

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Camp in a 35 acre land surrounded by hills, mountain views and an open sky. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular year round.. It is 15 minutes from Temecula wineries, 40 minutes from the alpine, artsy town of Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains, and just 15 minutes from the 215 in Menifee toward Hemet.  Best camping from early autumn to lush springtime where wee too have great wildflower blooms.

Cooperative managers Jim and Dawn host campers who want to enjoy nature, participate in permaculture gardening all while off-setting their travel footprint. Fees are used to plant trees and enrich the land.  The property is a restorative ecovillage (turning severely damaged land into an oasis of hope) where we invite you to participate in creative local solutions to our larger global problems.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Back-in site, max length 35ft
Water hookups
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

Jacuzzi

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Out at Down-To-Earth EcoShire in California.

Ranch

100 year old ranch being restored into an ecovillage...

Desert

The vibe at Camp Out at Down-To-Earth EcoShire

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Hipcamper Emily

Great place-very welcoming hosts

Emily M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
March 26th, 2019

Jim and his wife were great hosts! They were so welcoming upon arrival. They are creating an amazing eco-village on the property- we were able to get a tour the next morning from an artist who’s helping with the eco-village. It’s an awesome place in the making and we’re excited to go back and stay as they continue to create the eco-village. The campsite area was exactly as expected and perfect for an overnight stay. The bathroom is under construction (it’s an old train car that they’re transforming into a full bathroom) but the toilet was a real flushing toilet (which was amazing) and soon they’ll have a solar heated hot water shower and sink. They also have a really cute long haired dachshund :) We had a great experience.

Hipcamper Bharathi

Amazing experience!

Bharathi S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 22nd, 2019

Hosts Jim and Dawn are really amazing!
Both of them are from the teaching background and they are working on ecoshire to build a natural sustainable eco village.
I really commend their passion.
Jim goes above and beyond to make the stay peaceful and friendly for kids.
The place has beautiful view of mountains, they have community kitchen close to campsites.
We had really amazing experience!

View of movie projector from our campsite! 
Jim played a movie for our kids
Box car clubhouse.
Renovated box car with kitchen, laundry, and bathroom
Hipcamper Chloe

Fantastic and magical place to camp

Chloe C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 18th, 2019

I could not have had a more wonderful experience at Ecoshire! My boyfriend and I were lucky to be the only campers, so the generous host, Jim, let us pick any site we wanted.
His property is magical- a growing eco-friendly village that one day will be almost completely self-sustaining. The amenities were fantastic, we even got to pick fresh vegetables from their garden and fresh eggs from the chickens. Our campsite was perfect and the property was fun to explore. Jim graciously gave us a tour of the property and explained how it all works. It was fascinating to learn about and we can’t wait to be back!

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Hipcamper Hannah

10/10 stay

Hannah J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
September 3rd, 2019

Everyone was so nice and it gave off a real homey feel. Would recommend 10/10

Hipcamper Mona

The best pool in the desert!

Mona C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2019

It was 100 degree when we visited, I was a little worried at the beginning but when we got there, most of the camp site has good amount of shade. Their pool is well maintained and it will definitely cool you off big time! The box has everything you need from laundry machine, shower, flush toilet, and kitchen.
Not to mention, the sunset was beautiful and so does the night sky.
At the end I would like to thank Jim and his family for their hospitality. We enjoyed our stay and we will definitely visit again.

Hipcamper Isabel

Perfect stopover in eco garden

Isabel K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 4th, 2019

Jim and Dawn were very welcoming and kind. They even started a fire for us, we arrived in the evening. The place is beautiful and peaceful and I love that they are working on a completely sustainable setup. In the morning we got fresh eggs and vegetables from their organic garden for a yummy breakfast. We would totally recommend to go. We used it as a stop over between Joshua Tree and the coast but wine country is very close as well.

Hipcamper Sy
Sy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
April 14th, 2019

Awesome!

Hipcamper Heather

Beautiful area, awesome hosts, eco!

Heather P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 22nd, 2019

This was such a fun site! Not only were we surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, we also got to enjoy fresh eggs and veggies from their garden, and learn about the dozens of sustainability projects they are working on. Jim let us pick our favorite spot based on tree coverage and shade, and let us use a big table and fire pit. We drove to Temecula wineries within twenty minutes, and could get groceries in Hemet 15 minutes away. Definitely recommend!

Fresh veggies and eggs made our meals next level!Trees helped with shade, and were right next to the (compost) toilet and patio area.
Hipcamper Fiona

Perfect stay

Fiona B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
April 26th, 2019

What a great place they have here! So exciting the eco village Jim and Dawn are building. They are both so friendly and welcoming. We only stayed here one night but had a really nice stay! The site we had was private, with a picnic bench and fire pit (which Jim kindly lit for us), shower was also hot. The stars are amazing out here and the sunrise. Hope to come back one day!

Property
Down-to-Earth Ecoshire
State
California
$30/night
10 Sites