Living Energy Farm is an off the grid homestead, working farm, and environmental education center. We grow most of our own food in organic fields and orchards, and produce our own energy using a unique mix of solar and farm grown biofuels. Come and experience a bit of our vision for a sustainable, post-fossil fuel future. We have a common house with a spare room for Hipcampers.Continue reading...
Living Energy Farm is an off the grid homestead, working farm, and environmental education center. We grow most of our own food in organic fields and orchards, and produce our own energy using a unique mix of solar and farm grown biofuels. Come and experience a bit of our vision for a sustainable, post-fossil fuel future. We have a common house with a spare room for Hipcampers. There is a separate entry, so treat your room like a private cabin with shared walls. Our farm sits on 127 acres of wild land, recovering forest with several streams to explore. We share our land with black bears, coyotes, beavers, and bobcats, to name a few. We are biking distance from a small town, but it feels very secluded and quiet. Our family lives on the other end of the common house. We love guests, you can spend time with us or not. For a fee we offer tours of the farm (including an in-depth look at the renewable energy systems for the technically inclined), and share farm-grown meals in our common kitchen. Hipcampers are welcome to build fires in the front orchard, firewood is provided. We also have wood-fired rocket stoves available for cooking. Composting toilets, drinking water, and a solar shower are available as well. In season, you can pick your own veggies from our fields. No general AC power, but we do have a charging station for devices. Our farm is a half mile off the main road and access is by foot or bicycle only.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Living Energy Farm in Virginia.
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The hosts of Living Energy Farm are friendly and helpful and I had a good stay in a guest room with a double (or queen?) bed with linens. You can use the kitchen, take a hot indoor shower and use the indoor composting toilets. After tent camping elsewhere for the week prior, this felt luxurious, but be aware that you’re staying on a working farm so it’s rustic and not quite glamping, which was fine to me.
I didn’t have much free time so I didn’t get a chance to chat much with the hosts about their intriguing off grid life but I did for a bit and I’m amazed at what they’ve created. I’d stay again.
Be aware that they are secluded so you’ll walk a bit along a dirt driveway to get up to the house...see listing for details. I couldn’t quite bike all of it with my loaded touring bike so I had to walk it for a bit ... no big deal. I might have made it with a lighter load or a MTB with bigger tires.
They are just 1.5 miles from the town of Louisa and it’s little shoppes and restaurants.