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Sustainable Ecovillage

· Gasquet, Del Norte, California
160 acres hosted by Dan S.
5 lodging sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
The Smith River Complex Fire took our property on August 16th, 2023. Updates on our progress here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucaTaOwf5c PLEASE NOTE, 4WD is required in order to access the sites. Please message me if you have any questions prior to booking. Sustainable Ecovillage is an off-grid project for sustainable living. If you are looking for a unique experience and up for rustic accommodations among goats, chickens, a permaculture food forest with a few off-grid perks, we welcome you to join us in our mountainous, wilderness paradise! Our 160-acre property is surrounded by about a million acres of National Forest. Our neighborhood is all made of trees, huckleberry bushes and animals. We love it here. It is very remote, peaceful, and functionally sustainable in its focus. The closest neighbor is a Buddhist Hermitage about a mile up the forestry road. Also, supposedly, Sasquatch live here! (it is the epicenter for documented sightings). Most visitors to the area are interested in spending time in the redwoods – we are about 30-45 minutes from the nearest entrance to Jedediah Smith Park, home of Stout Grove and other beautiful redwood hikes. Driving into Crescent City, about 45-60 minutes, winds you right through the "gentle giants" on your way to or from Redwood National Park. We are self-sufficient, and sustainable in a relatively primitive set-up, especially after the fire this year. It's mountainous and remote, and we have a community agreement about no smoking (of any kind) on our land.
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54 ratings · 41 reviews
Quiver W.
April 29, 2024
Magic Underground Hobbit Hole
This place was dreamy in some sense—a forest escape near some amazing botanical sites that seems to have been well defended during the recent fires. We met two friendly people and two friendly dogs but for the most part the land was eerily empty when we visited, which would have been fine but the place lacked clear instructions for how to access the advertised amenities. Significant drawbacks are that the room had a mouse problem (we lost much of our food), was thick with smoke from poor ventilation, and had no lighting (lots of burned up candles and a soggy box of matches). We arrived dirty and excited to shower only to find that there was no hot water and no instructions on how to use the sauna advertised. The host also did not respond to questions. The place has some charm but I would suggest being more honest and clear in the description so that people show up prepared!
Lydia G.doesn't recommend
March 13, 2024
Rustic Wilderness TreeHouse
Rugged and harsh in the mtns
The rustic treehouse is true to its name. My expectations were way off. I cannot emphasize enough how rugged and actually dangerous the road is that one must drive on to get to the treehouse. It's a logging access road that is narrow, no railing and winds around a mountain with a steep drop off. If someone were to be on the road going the other way, we would both plummet down the incline. The " ecovillage" is no more than a few thrown together buildings, most of them not accessible or open to me. Only a truck with 4wd should attempt to visit this space. I was expecting a community of sorts, instead no one made contact during my stay. The couple people I saw kept their distance. The host never responded to my messages or greeted me while i was there. The strict no fires no smoking policy meant intense cold, no electricity or wifi or cell service either. there was talk of a suana opening soon.... that would be huge I hope they complete that and make it available. I ended up leaving a day early. When I contacted the host about the situation, how I was expecting something much different, he said it wasn't that bad and refused to give me a partial refund. The landscape is gorgeous though. I hope he can amend these issues to make it visitor friendly.
Frankie R.doesn't recommend
January 18, 2024
Earthsip Solarium @ Sust Ecovillage
Irresponsible host and unsafe
This is an unsafe place to camp. Our host did not inform us that there were fallen trees, large rocks, and running water going across the unstable forest road. Additionally, the bridge going up the driveway of the property was very unsafe to drive on, as it did not have any rails on the sides. To top it all off, the Solarium was flooding when we arrived and our bed was wet - with a broken wood stove. We did not stay the night. The host clearly did not care about us, and is irresponsible.
Dana R.recommends
November 13, 2023
Magic Underground Hobbit Hole
Our stay at the hobbit hole was magical! We loved the quirky design and special touches like candles and a furnace. The property is very close to the redwoods which was an Ideal location for what we were looking for. Definitely be mindful of the drive in - it’s very windy and can be difficult in the dark. Dan’s directions were very helpful!
Bryan M.
October 30, 2023
Magic Underground Hobbit Hole
Overall had a unique experience, cool listing and accommodation theme. Too much reliance on previous guests to keep the listing clean as sheets on bed with socks inside and counters were dirty. Had new sheets placed out after our first night but we brought our own bedding anyway. Would have loved a system to say whether or not we felt comfortable with others coming in since there are no locks. Bring your own light sources and bedding as mentioned, got lucky with some left over candles first night and bought some more to leave for next guests. Current in and out system can be hit or miss with the logging/fire teams coming up and down the mountain. We were able to get by but I could see how some might be dissuaded by the process and additional time it could take working around road closures and trucks. Could definitely tell there were other unique sites being maintained or built new after the fires this year including community areas, which were actively under construction, will be even better in the future I’m sure. Cool vibes, sweet animals, but talked to no hosts or permanent residents directly while we were in the community.
Sarah T.doesn't recommend
October 15, 2023
Magic Underground Hobbit Hole
Beautiful, but poor coordination
The site is beautiful and remote. Part of my bad experience I will chalk up to arriving past dark, which I definitely do NOT recommend doing. I arrived at 8pm, later than anticipated due to the highway being closed for a bit. Dan's directions once getting to the driveway were not helpful -- it wasn't clear where I could park with my non 4WD car nor how far up a steep road the main area was. There was no one there to greet me other than two very sweet dogs, which I understand due to the hour but more info about how to arrive alone would've been helpful. After parking my car and walking up for a while without seeing any sign of people or the main lodge, I just decided to go directly to the Hobbit hole where I had booked my stay...much to my surprise when I opened it there were already two people sleeping there. They were kind enough to let me in and told me their side of the story, that they'd originally booked the treehouse on Airbnb and then Dan changed them to the Hobbit hole a couple days before. All of this without communicating with me at all. I had said I was going to arrive at X time as well, and we'd messaged the day before. I ended up going to the treehouse, and it was empty so i slept there. In the end I still had somewhere to sleep that night, but I am very unhappy with the fact that my originally booked spot was moved. Completely unacceptable. I left early the next morning as planned so I never interacted with Dan in person. No message from him apologizing either.
Gasquet, Del Norte, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Tolowa Dee-ni’, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dan S.Joined in October 2017
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