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CSC Permaculture Project

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· Illinois
9 acres
3 sites
1 Lodging
2 Tent
8.7 Acres, One Vision. We Are Building A Demonstration Project That Shows How To Create Truly Sustainable Community. Using Permaculture. Our idea is to: -Develop the overall biological health of the property, thereby increasing abundance and sustainable utilization of the land -Utilize the space for educational and demonstration purposes in accordance with our vision, mission, and goals -Create approaches and programs (Like Hipcamp!) to make the property economically self-supporting and capable of generating income for the CSC and for individuals working upon the property -Support the experience of community on the property by providing opportunities for meaningful relationships among those who work with the land and among those who visit the property for recreation, education, and meditation -Work to make the property inviting to the CSC participants, Stelle residents, and community visitors
Activities
Biking
Paddling
Wildlife watching
Natural features
River, stream, or creek
Field
Farm
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Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Csc C.Joined in May 2021
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70 ratings · 57 reviews
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Alex H.recommends
December 4, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Good spot!
Great location, clean facilities. Good sky viewing on cloudless nights.
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David S.recommends
November 30, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Awesome place! I highly recommend. Very well maintained site. The cabin is beautiful. Perfect for a quiet getaway. And by quiet, I mean very quiet. The surrounding area is nothing but fields and windmills for miles. It's not as hard to find as I thought. They'll give you address that takes you to the entrance. There's a sign by the road with the hipcamp logo. Follow the drive to the cabin.
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Ramanujan S.recommends
October 24, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
Very nice campsite! I had privacy, lots of firewood, water, and a grate. Megan even brought us some Asian pears and showed us to out parking spot and campsite. Friendly, clean, quiet, and a beautiful, dark night sky.
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Lisa L.recommends
October 17, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
The sites are lovely and the hosts are excellent. The composting toilet is a wonderful feature and wood is provided each night of your stay (plus kindling). I would definitely recommend this site and will return.
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Gary S.recommends
October 17, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Cozy cabin
Cozy cabin everything was very nice. Private area with beautiful location.
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Emily S.recommends
October 14, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
It was so peaceful and very lovely. And despite the cool temps. The earth house was so so cozy! The communication was terrific and we felt so welcomed.
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Serena L.recommends
October 10, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
When can I return?!
An absolutely dreamy stay at this cabin! From the thoughtful, engaging tour of the farm to the "golden hour" colors on the newly changing leaves to the morning fog over the pond as the sheep baaed in the distance, we had a wonderful time. We also scheduled ourselves so that we could participate in a volunteer work day the morning of our departure—a next-level opportunity to engage w the local community and hosts. Can't wait to visit again!
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Kai B.recommends
October 10, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Great time
Loved our weekend here. The host provided plenty of firewood and even brought us over some fresh apples from the orchard and let us have some tomatoes from the garden as well. Extremely quiet location, clean, compost toilet was clean and tidy, beautiful wildlife and scenery, and the cabin was very clean and stayed very temperate even when the temperatures dropped down to the high 30s at night.
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Christopher W.recommends
October 10, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Beautiful area, friendly staff & wonderfully set up. The dog even loved it!
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Weslynne A.recommends
October 3, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Second time visiting CSC this year and had a fantastic time. Campsite is clean, quiet and easy to access from parking. Kids loved climbing the apple trees and playing with the goats. Adults loved availability of dry firewood, composting toilet and improvements to the property between our visits. The view of the night sky was amazing! We hope to visit again soon.
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Peter P.
September 25, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Issues with the app/communication
I had to cancel the trip the morning of. My son was sick. I messaged the host and tried to cancel through the app but was unsuccessful. Don’t know if the host got my messages. No replies were received. Was still charged the full amount. A little disappointing.
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Louise V.recommends
September 19, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
We will definitely be back to CSC! It was an immaculate, beautiful clearing. They provided very thoughtful accommodations including seating, a picnic table, cooking water, dry newspaper, kindling and firewood. We made fast friends with the goats too. We highly recommend booking a site.
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Lacey C.recommends
September 18, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Amazing Nature, Beautiful Cabin
This was our second trip to the cabin and I think we enjoyed it even more this time. There is so much to explore on this property! We were lucky to be there for the migration of the Monarch butterflies this time!
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Sean H.recommends
September 14, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
Relaxation and learning ;)
We had a wonderful weekend tent camping at CSC Permaculture Project :) Recommend getting a tour of the land and pitching your tent NOT under an apple tree during late summer/autumn, lol. Also, if you have access to a telescope, borrow or bring one -- we were able to see the fully illuminated Harvest Moon and alignments of Jupiter and Saturn🤩. Big love and many thanks to Heather, William, Big Mama, and Buddy!
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Viv G.recommends
August 20, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
The space is a beautiful and well marked. The description given was very helpful, especially since we set up camp after dark. Our host was responsive, attentive, and a wealth of information during the tour of the permaculture sites of CSC. I hope to return!
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Reyna P.recommends
August 14, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Truly a haven
Hammock Haven was such a lovely spot! Shady, quiet, and all of the essentials for a quick nature getaway from the city.
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Maria Z.recommends
August 13, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Lookout below! Falling apples!
Great campsite. Our tent was pelted with apples falling from the trees all night long but that was just part of the fun!
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Sally H.recommends
August 10, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Sweet, rustic spot. Waking up to the sound of happy goats and singing insects made my heart happy.
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Michael J.recommends
August 6, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
It was nice and peaceful. The sky was so beautiful at night. The goats were friendly. We picked a couple of apples off the tree and fed it to them.
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Jourdan H.recommends
August 1, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
Awesome Camping Site:)
Great experience and easy to find! My dad and I did motorcycle trip to visit the Kilgus Farmstead in Fairbury. The permaculture site had good amenities very nice campsites. Great communication w/ provider and they were super helpful. Can't wait to go back and share the site w/ my wife sometime soon; maybe even book the tiny onsite cabin because it looked so cool and cute.
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Sarah D.recommends
July 31, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Wonderful Country Camping
We had a great weekend getaway. I counted at least 10 spots to hang a hammock, but I camped in a 2 person backpacking tent. Definitely want to keep shoes on, as the trees are all apples trees so there are apples falling. It didn’t bother me at all though! The paths are mowed grass, rec covered toes while exploring. The composting toilet has a light on the outside, bring your headlamp at night. My dog also had a great time. NEARBY CAMPSITES: There was someone at the other camp site my first night, and someone at the earth shelter my second night. They are close but as long as you are being respectful it is fine. Both of my neighbors were quiet and I was when I wasn’t using a small Bluetooth speaker. You can hear the other sites, more or less depending on the nature noise. The sight lines are pretty good, i.e. you can see a bit of the other tent site. EXPLORING THE LAND: If you explore the rest of the land, you do cross over the bridge/road, up past the goats, unless you want to cross the creek but it was pretty grown up. The goats are so friendly! Watch out for the fence! After the bridge, there’s a cute green building, with the plants for sale behind it. Lots of wildflowers! From my site the willow trees are kind of an indicator of where the earth shelter and pond are. ADA NOTE: I bet a very sturdy wheelchair could access this site, weather permitting, other tent site might be better.
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Roan B.recommends
July 26, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
This place is so beautiful! Love the opportunity to stay here.
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Austin D.recommends
July 25, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
A primitive feel outside the forest
My stay was great! The hosts were very accommodating, kind, and responsive. The spot was pretty amazing, it wasn't truly primitive but it was a lot more primitive than most Hipcamps — I would highly recommend it to those who prefer backpacking sites or primitive camping but just want a weekend escape. Thank you so much for the awesome stay, y'all! I plan to be back sometime during another "emergency camping trip" :)
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Roan B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
The cabin and land were beautiful and comfortable, the composting porta-potty was clean and delightful, and the host were so nice. Strongly recommended!
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Darla K.recommends
July 14, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Ideal getaway
This was my second time staying here in the last month, and I’m sure I’ll be back soon. My new favorite retreat!
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Taylor S.recommends
July 14, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Permaculture cabin
The stay at CSC was great. A nice peaceful environment to get more in touch with nature. There are many trails to walk around and explore. Fruit trees as well as a nice garden. A beautiful pond to enjoy the scenery. The permaculture cabin was structured so carefully and delicately and is comfortable to sleep in.
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Adrien L.recommends
July 12, 2022
Permaculture "Earth Shelter" Cabin
Beautiful farm!
Beautiful place. The cabin was so comfortable, my kids had a blast running around all the paths, looking for frogs, and helping feed the goats. Our hosts were so nice and helpful and we loved learning about how they are caring for the soil. A great find, for sure!
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Monet C.recommends
July 7, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
Felt safe
Really kind people, met me at road and let me in even though my GPS gave me a much earlier arrival time than i got there. Nice enough site, private and ai felt safe.
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Allegra P.recommends
July 4, 2022
NEW Hammock Haven
The site was well kept and you could tell that love and care was put into every part. Really enjoyed the composting toilets and the sound of sheep in the distance. Will definitely be staying again!
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Peter H.recommends
July 3, 2022
Wild Plum Hedge Campsite
Awesome spot! They cleared trails through the tall grass and had apple trees everywhere. Would recommend for anyone looking for something more remote than a classic campground. Definitely plan to revisit!
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