Accommodations

Base Camp Lodging

Base Camp is where a lot of the action at events happen. It's where the shop, library and auditorium are located. Base camp is on-grid, ROCKY, has wifi, and is where Paul and Jocelyn live in the "Fisher Price House." 


Lodging at this location:

The Lab:

Remote, beautiful with deep soils, The Lab is down a paved, then gravel, then dirt (some times mud adventure!) road, is off-grid (with our solar trailers), no wifi / spotty cell reception, and is where ant village is located.


Lodging at this location:

Base Camp

The Red Cabin

The red cabin is the home of the cyclone batch style rocket mass heater built by Donkey. Bunk bed with a double on the bottom and a single on top, all bedding plus fluffy organic cotton towels provided. Firewood is included but you might need to chop your own kindling. About 200 feet from the Willow Bank (willow feeder style toilet) and Shower Shack and a short walk up to the fisher price house.


Prices for The Red Cabin:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$110.00

1 Week

$275.00

2 Weeks

$450.00

1 Month

$700.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

The Love Shack

This is base camp's micro cabin with the "Minnie Mouse" rocket mass heater, full size bottom bunk, twin size top bunk, off-grid with small solar to charge a phone or operate one light. The Willow Bank (willow feeder style toilet) and Shower Shack both are just a short walk, about 200 feet from the love shack. Base camp's wifi does not reach the Love Shack, though the community space called the library just down the driveway does have wifi and regular electricity should the solar power run out at the cabin.  Firewood is included, though you'll likely have to chop your own kindling.  


Prices for The Love Shack:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$90.00

1 Week

$200.00

2 Weeks

$350.00

1 Month

$550.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

Bunk at Fisher Price House

We call the main house at base camp the "Fisher Price House" because it is a double-wide mobile home. We offer bunks in the small bunk bedroom sort of similar to hostel accommodations. There are two full size bunks and two twin size bunks.  So it could provide bunks for six people. Open shelves (we've moved all books to the library) and a closet provide room for your bag and clothes. There is access to a full bathroom just across the hall. Access to the kitchen depends on whether the kitchen is the event kitchen during your stay. (See our event calendar for the latest.) Full bedding and fluffy organic cotton towels are provided.

Prices for Renting the One Bunk :

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$70.00

1 Week

$150.00

2 Weeks

$250.00

1 Month

$400.00


Prices for Renting the Entire Bunk Room:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$210.00

1 Week

$450.00

2 Weeks

$750.00

1 Month

$1,200.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

tent Camping

tent camping at wheaton labs

Base camp is easy drive in access for car camping, pitching a tent on one of our tent pads, or finding a secluded spot on one of the plateau meadows, in the trees, or up on the hollowed out volcano with good submarine access. Volcano road is a rough, rocky one-lane road that snakes up the 500-foot rise of the rocky hillsides of base camp and around to the back of the volcano's peak.

RV, trailer, and car parking is at the base of hilly base camp, in the sandy parking lot behind our shop that we call Arrakis, or in our small turtle parking lot. We do not provide RV hookups at this time. Arrakis and the turtle lot do not have much shade, though we are attempting to grow trees (from seed!) to change that.


Prices: 

(FREE during events!)

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$70.00

1 Week

$100.00

2 Weeks

$150.00

1 Month

$200.00

The Lab:

Rocket Mass Heater Tipi

The function of this tipi is to seriously experience the value of the rocket mass heater.  It can be super cold outside, your fire goes out at 9pm, and you are warm as toast til morning. Inside the tipi is a cob bed platform which *just* sleeps two if they like to sleep close. Burn as much wood as you like in the rocket mass heater (RMH) which heats the entire bench and bed platform.  We provide full bedding on a mattress made out of straw (as part of our experimenting to have household materials as natural as possible), plus pillows and blankets for the cob bench seating. There's a hot water kettle that heats up on top of the RMH barrel, plus full water jugs for washing and drinking along with bins, soap and cloths for washing dishes outside. Candles are the only lighting source since the tipi does not have any solar panels in this off-grid location. Fluffy organic towels are provided for showers at base camp. Firewood is included in these rates, though you'll likely have to chop your own kindling. The Chateau de Poo (a willow feeder style toilet) is about a hundred yards away (next picture), a little walk through the woods.


Prices for Rocket Mass Heater Tipi:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$120.00

1 Week

$240.00

2 Weeks

$400.00

1 Month

$600.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

Cooper Cabin

Cooper Cabin is our second version of a wofati which, while not quite fully completed, is still a cozy place to stay with a first class rocket mass heater (RMH) in it. It also has Lasse's rocket wood cook stove, plus a (propane) gas stovetop. This is an off-grid cabin with some electricity from The Solar Leviathan. There is no running water, though we'll fill up a gravity-fed bucket for washing at the sink, and provide plenty of fresh drinking water in glass jugs from our wonderful well at base camp, plus fresh kitchen linens. There will be some dishes, utensils, pots and pans available for your use. Full bedding is provided for the king sized bed in the back bedroom (there is no door to close off that bedroom at this time), and cots or additional bedding can be provided at an additional charge. Firewood is included, though you'll likely have to chop your own kindling. The Willowonka is just outside (willow feeder style toilet - next picture). Fluffy organic towels are provided for showers at base camp.  

Prices at Cooper Cabin:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$175.00

1 Week

$420.00

2 Weeks

$800.00

1 Month

$1,400.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

Shann-Delier (Oehler-Style Cabin)

This is an off-grid cabin nestled in the woods, with a tiny (albeit a bit smoky) camping woodstove and single size loft bed. There is no running water, though we'll provide full water jugs for washing and drinking along with bins, soap and cloths for washing dishes outside. There will be a very few dishes, utensils, pots and pans available for your use. Full bedding is provided for the twin loft bed along with fluffy organic cotton towels for showers at base camp. There is no solar to power the chandelier at this time, though there are candles for your use. Firewood is included, though you'll likely have to chop your own kindling. It is a bit of a walk to the Chateau de Poo (a willow feeder style toilet).


Prices at Shann-Delier:

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$100.00

1 Week

$150.00

2 Weeks

$250.00

1 Month

$400.00

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

tent Camping

tent camping at wheaton labs

The lab is off-grid and a more remote location than base camp, surrounded by private timber land and U.S. forest land - see more about that location in the next post. We do not have tent pads at the lab, though there are plenty of meadow-like or grassy spots to pitch a tent. RVs or trailers could make to the lab if the road is in decent condition, though of course there would be no hookups available there.

You would be welcome to fill up on water at base camp, use any of our willow feeders (the Willow Bank at base camp, or the Willowonka or Chateau de Poo at the lab) and the shower shack back down the hill at base camp.


Prices:

(FREE during events!)

length of stay

Price

2 Days

$70.00

1 Week

$100.00

2 Weeks

$150.00

1 Month

$200.00

Availability

For availability, email bunks@richsoil.com

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