We are an emerging permaculture-inspired ecovillage one easy mile out of the town of Laytonville. Camping is available in the forest. There's an outhouse and hand-washing station next to the camp. We have an outdoor solar shower, fire pit, rustic picnic tables, clean water, wi-fi, and some additional amenities for people staying more than one night.
The main campground has two four-person tents set-up for your use. (You will need to bring your own sleeping bags/bedding.)
Please note that we cannot accommodate arrivals later than 8pm.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Laytonville Ecovillage Camp
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I came to Laytonville Ecovillage expecting your run of the mill, traditional camping experience. What I ended up experiencing was so much more. The hosts have developed the ecovillage with a focus on community and sustainability. It's clear from a short conversation with the hosts just how much they care about the land. I learned so much about permaculture during my short stay, and have been truly inspired by the land owners.
It's important to highlight that this is a green community in the making. Visiting the ecovillage will allow you to see how a community of this sort is developed. If you become particularly interested in learning more, they offer workshops and work trades (separate from Hipcamp.)
The ecovillage is located in California’s Mendocino county, which is a very rural area far from the bustle of the city. We visited nearby Cahto Peak at the recommendation of our host, Dan. The peak was absolutely amazing — 360 degree views of the surrounding hills, and the ocean in the distance. You can drive up almost to the top of the peak, which is a perk for some.
I'd recommend this site to anyone who has an interest in permaculture. Come to Laytonville to learn, to relax, to soak in the beautiful surroundings. You'll leave with a deep appreciation for what they are building here.
Dan (the host) was very friendly. The campsites are basic but everything you need. The toilet is not a flush toilet, but it is clean and odor-free. We car-camped and had the camping area to ourselves, it was peaceful and private. We didn't have time to explore much around the area, so I can't comment on activities and things to do, but we saw beautiful scenery nearby.
This campsite was such a gem to find! We stopped on our way to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and had the whole campground to ourselves. In the morning we loved the beautiful outdoor shower (nearly made the whole trip worth it!) and outdoor kitchen. Dan was very welcoming and provided all the information we needed. I would definitely recommend this place!
Dan is a warm and welcoming host who strives to build a thriving community and ecovillage on his land. He has a number of work-share folks staying on the property, and a friendly French family was there helping him with some farming/gardening as a part of a trip to spend some time in the U.S. He has enormous respect for the earth and for people, and wants to create a little village where both can prosper in tandem. We got in around 7pm and set up our tents and then ate dinner by our campsite, but then walked back down to the outdoor kitchen a little later where Dan and his group had a campfire going. We shared our smores and had a nice evening.