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.
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
*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 :)
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 4
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off