Mountain Tipi Eco-Learning

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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 an opportunity to sleep in a tipi, but a chance to join a community that's bonkers about sustainability. There are projects happening Read more...

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 an opportunity to sleep in a tipi, but a chance to join a community that's bonkers about sustainability. There are projects happening daily and many people passing through. 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.

The Tipi includes a rocket mass heated bench that wraps around the inside. This bench also holds a firm but comfy straw mattress which is slightly wider than a twin mattress, so single campers or couples only. A person could sleep on the floor in the warm months but may be too cold in the winter. Look through the pictures to truly appreciate it.

There are two properties here at Wheaton Labs:

"The Lab" - 200 acre property which includes the Tipi, some green-roof structures, a bee-hut, compostable toilet, a 30' deep hand-pump well, and a nice view of the river. This property has no electricity, showers, or Wifi. High clearance vehicles are recommended but not necessary. This property is about a mile up the mountain from base camp and is has a locked gate for which you will get a key.

"Base Camp" - 25 acres which includes classroom, rocket heater projects, the Love Shack Cabin, the Red Cabin, Willow Feeder house of poo, the shower shack, a 600' well, view of the no-so-pretty road.

For you toilet needs we have the beautiful "Willow Feeder" at base camp for your business needs! Check out our thread which showcases by googling "willow feeder wheaton labs"

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 kickin' by googling "all things wheaton labs" and reading the thread on Permies.com. Also, ask about our 3 hour tour of all our projects for $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 you will be able to use the warm shower inside the house :)

Fires are allowed
Fire ring
Potable water is available
Tap
Pets are allowed
On leash
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  • Listing type: Private
  • No. of sites: 1
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
  • Check in after: 11AM
  • Check out before: 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
    Toilets
    Trash
    Showers
    Picnic table
    Wifi
    RV hookup
    RV sanitation
    Biking
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Paddling
    Climbing
    Surfing
    Swimming
    Whitewater paddling
    Boating
    Horseback riding
    Wind sports
    OHV
    Snow sports
    Wildlife watching

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    Property
    Eco Learn-n-Camp!
    State
    Montana
    $50/night
    Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site