Welcome to the peaceful Ubuntu treehouse, located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional community of about 50 people focusing on environmentally friendly living. The glamping style off grid treehouse is set at the very edge of a vineyard and an organic farm within the community with sunset views that will not be rivaled. Ubuntu is the perfect place to have a getaway t
Welcome to the peaceful Ubuntu treehouse, located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional community of about 50 people focusing on environmentally friendly living. The glamping style off grid treehouse is set at the very edge of a vineyard and an organic farm within the community with sunset views that will not be rivaled. Ubuntu is the perfect place to have a getaway to recharge and relax with a gorgeous 280 acre property that surrounds it.
Built 100% green with no chemicals of any kind, it's covered in windows on all sides for extreme light and is immersed deep in nature. Take a break from electricity, wifi and cell reception and instead listen to sounds of birds and owls and watch bats, fireflies and stars from the deck.
The Ubuntu treehouse is 520sq feet of open space furnished with a Cali King organic bed, additional mattress/couch, kitchen with stove and fridge as well as any dishware, cookware and basic spices, games, books, hammock, plus a huge selection of teas for your stay. Attached to the treehouse you will find an enormous deck outside to sun bathe, do yoga or just lounge around and watch birds. The neighbors next to the house also run the organic farm that have chickens, cows, goats, turkeys, pigs and ducks which you might hear during your stay.
Ubuntu is about a five minute walk back from the public parking area here at Dancing Rabbit (I will have a cart available to get your luggage there!). Ubuntu is about 12 feet off the ground, it has no railings on the stairs and no railings around the deck so those who are scared of heights might not fare well. The building is all wood and the inside space is loosely divided by some fabric tapestries into one bedroom area and lounge. The house is not complete and there is no insulation or wood stove so for now it's good for warmer months or those who feel they are polar bears :)
The exterior landscaping is far from finished and the area around Ubuntu is a mix of wild overgrown weeds and the Ubuntu treehouse is also rough around the edges but the magic of the place is there, if only you are ready for it.
UBUNTU AMENITIES: Electric: No Internet: No Bedding: I'll have clean bedding on the bed upon your arrival. Lights: solar lights provided Kitchen: Basic stove & fridge Sink: Portable hand/dish was station (bucket underneath must be emptied!) Drinking water: A Berkey system will be available Bathroom: There is a composting toilet in the treehouse
DANCING RABBIT ECOVILLAGE: Ubuntu Treehouse is located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional community of about 50 adults. We're ecologically oriented, so there's a lot of alternative sights to see and experience while here. Many houses use timber framing, strawbale, cob, or otherwise green construction techniques. We use consensus governance through a village council. Folks who live here focus on conservation and a mindfulness of the natural world around us, and we encourage guests to do the same, as you're inclined.
A stay in the Ubuntu treehouse includes a short 30 min walking tour of Dancing Rabbit upon your arrival if you wish, alternatively we can just check you in and you can explore on your own. (Remember to stay off private property, and keep the gravel paths). By staying here, you'll get an interesting window into a radical and dynamic environmental experiment.
If you come to need WIFI during your stay, there is a common outdoor area with picnic tables where you will be able to sit and pick up signal, weather permitting.
OTHER THINGS NEARBY:
ZIMMERMAN'S GROCERY/DINER: Three miles from the village is the amazing Zimmerman's Grocery store and diner. This is a comprehensive Mennonite run operation. They package most of the dry goods themselves. Lots of tinctures, salves, and herbal treatments. The place is open from 8-5 Mon thru Sat and serves classic diner comfort food.
RUTLEDGE MEAT MARKET: If you like meat or cheese, you're in the right spot. This small town country butcher shop is very friendly, affordable, and offers top quality simple food.
TRAILS: The village is located on a 280 acre land trust that includes a few miles of trails through prairie and woodland.
SWIMMING: Just outside the village is a nice swimming pond. The entire village is clothing optional - adult and child swimmers are often naked (no need for alarm). On the "beach" is a small floating dock, a few wooden chairs, and a drying platform under an osage tree. This swimming hole is quite popular during the warm season.
Checking in after dark can be difficult for all parties, and is not recommended.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We have multiple loops of paths through the forest of our community.
There is a large pond with a sandy beach that is truly magical!
Natural features you'll find at Off grid treehouse in an ecovillage in Missouri.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
The perfect escape
I wish I could use words to express the time I had at this listing but I would fail. It is truly something you have to experience, the treehouse totally exceeded my expectations, I loved it so much I extended my stay! Everything you could possibly need was already inside the treehouse stove, tea kettle, refrigerator, and cooking utensils. I was invited to have lunch with members of the community and everyone kind and welcoming. I enjoyed paddle boarding and kayaking on the pound. I will definitely be a regular at this location, I definitely recommend!