Map DOES NOT show exact location. Location is within one hour of Missoula, and is probably not a convenient distance for those looking to camp and spend their days in Missoula. Exact location will be given upon booking.
This isn't just a place to pitch a tent, but a chance to join a community that's excited about sustainability. There are projects happening daily and many people coming and going. Some of the projects include natural building (timber, cob, straw bale, earthen roof, etc), rocket heater building, planting, seed harvesting, food preservation, fermenting, etc. So, please let us know if you want to join in to learn or help out, but as a paid camper you are our honored guest and have the choice to help out, take off, or just wander around and watch the clouds pass. We can also let you know about places to visit, hike, swim, or more in the area.
There are two properties that are available for camping here at Wheaton Labs:
"Base Camp" - 25 acres which includes a classroom, rocket heater projects, the Love Shack Cabin, the Red Cabin, tent pads, the Willow Feeder compostable toilet, the shower shack, a 600' deep well, and.....view of the no-so-pretty road.
"The Lab" - 200 acre property which includes some green-roof structures, a bee-hut, compostable toilet, a 30' deep hand-pump well, and a nice view of the mountains and river. This property has no electricity, showers, or Wifi.
For you toilet needs we have the beautiful "Willow Feeder" at base camp! Check out our thread which showcases by googling "willow feeder wheaton labs permies.com"
Check out a youtube video on our outdoor heated showers at permies.com by googling "wheaton labs shower". It is outfitted with a wood fired, rocket hot water heater. We will be happy to fire it up for you or give you a little training lesson.
You can find more information on what we have going on by googling "wheaton labs" and "Permies.com". Also, ask about our "3 hour tour of all our projects" for the low fee of $30, and $10 for each additional person.
*There will be times of year, when it is below freezing during the day, that we will be unable to provide outdoor showers due to the potential for busting pipes. At these times a sponge bath is your best option, or we may be able to arrange a warm shower for you inside our house :)
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 4
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off