Hipcamp host Faith L.
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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.

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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.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Tap
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, communal fire ring
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Faith a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Living Energy Farm in Virginia.

Forest

Places to see near Living Energy Farm

Green Springs
Green Springs
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Lake Anna State Park
Lake Anna State Park
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Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
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Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park
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Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park
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Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
Maggie L Walker National Historic Site
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Prince William Forest National Park
Prince William Forest National Park
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Caledon State Park
Caledon State Park
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Pocahontas State Park
Pocahontas State Park
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Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park
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James River State Park
James River State Park
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Smallwood State Park
Smallwood State Park
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Holliday Lake State Park
Holliday Lake State Park
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Shenandoah River State Park
Shenandoah River State Park
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Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
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Twin Lakes State Park Virginia
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Petersburg National Battlefield
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Piscataway Park
Piscataway Park
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Fort Washington Park
Fort Washington Park
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Fort Foote Park
Fort Foote Park
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Harmony Hall
Harmony Hall
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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performi...
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George Washington Memorial Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
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Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park
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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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National Mall and Memorial Parks
National Mall and Memorial Parks
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial
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Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial
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Constitution Gardens
Constitution Gardens
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial National Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Nationa...
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Lincoln Memorial Memorial
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Belle Isle State Park
Belle Isle State Park
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Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
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Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton National Historic Site
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Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
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President's Park (White House)
President's Park (White House)
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Washington Monument
Washington Monument
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World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
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African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial
African American Civil War Memorial Nati...
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Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
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Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park
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Fort Dupont Park
Fort Dupont Park
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Anacostia Park
Anacostia Park
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
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George Washington National Forest
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Calvert Cliffs State Park
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Point Lookout State Park
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Baltimore-Washington Parkway
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Monocacy National Battlefield
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The vibe at Living Energy Farm

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Hipcamper Darryl
Darryl H.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Tamara D.
recommends this listing.
March 22nd, 2018
Property
Living Energy Farm
State
Virginia
$50/night
1 Site