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Remote Off-Grid-Rustic Tree House

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 190 sq ft
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

Rustic Tree House at Sustainable Eco-Village

Sleep high in a tree overlooking our forested valley!

And welcome to sustainable living! We have made our off grid, wilderness, mountainous, agroforestry and permaculture project available to the VRBO guests to experience.

We are glad you made it and hope that you enjoy your stay here on the mountain. You are welcome to wander anywhere, hang out in gardens, visit the swimming hole, visit with animals, etc. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Here's some info about how to operate things while you're here:

We want you to have a satisfying experience and think the key to that is realistic expectations. Please remember, this is Not a resort-- we (me, other members, woofers, interns, etc) live here, and its a functioning, real-life farm.

-- Think farm. As such, we might track muddy footprints into the bathhouse if its raining (this is rain forest) and there's almost always a project going on, so there could be a leaf pile outside your cabin, other possibilities, too.

-- Our 3 dogs will bark and look mildly ferocious when you arrive, then want petting and tummy scratching

-- Accessibility: we're 5 miles deep into the national forest. This makes some people nervous. The gravel forest roads are fine, but it's a gravel road with some potholes.

-- Yes, there are bears and mountain lions in this forest, plus lots of other creatures. They're really not a worry but some people worry about that kind of thing. Just a heads up.

No key needed, just show up and make yourself at home. There are no locks on doors. You'll see a white Welcome board near the base of the TreeHouse, it has a topo map with key to find everything, but you can wander round and do fine, too.. There is usually someone around to show you the ropes, but if not you can use the house manual in your cabin to figure out the basics.

You can bring your pooch, but please keep on leash or in hand when you arrive because doggie-spats have happened before. Nothing serious, but people can be sensitive about this -- and please let us know if your dog may be (or unkown?) a chicken, cat, or goat killer. It's happened, sadly.

Phone service: we don't have very much, so if you need to get in touch last minute, texting is your best bet (though still not guaranteed to reach us!). Voicemail is hit or miss. Verizon and US Cellular may get one or two bars of connection, all other carriers get zero.

If you can't make it before dark, plan on bringing a flashlight so you can find your way to your cabin. Having your own lights in the primitive cabins is a good idea.

Directions: Here is a backup copy of the directions that you will need to follow in order to find us out in the woods. Please DO NOT count on phone service, maps, map apps, GPS, etc, for our remote location - we don't even have a street address to input. This'll give you an idea of how close we are to things -- Print and use the directions carefully and you'll make it fine.

Directions to Maitreya Mountain Village

DO NOT USE GPS!!!!

You will be lost for days, wandering aimlessly through the National Forest with your little techno-rectangle in hand, probably end up be eaten by bears, with wailing and gnashing of teeth, and horrible stuff like that. DON'T do it.

Coming from North/Oregon coast on Hwy 101

Travel 11 miles over the Oregon border to Hwy 197

Turn Left on Hwy 197 and continue to Hwy 199

Turn Left on Hwy 199 (East) -- it's 17.2 miles to Patrick Creek Lodge – 20 miles to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Right onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05), a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right fork is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

Coming from Grants Pass/Medford, Oregon, or I-5 Route

Take Highway 199 South/West towards Crescent City

Travel 11 miles past the Oregon Border (or 24 miles past the city of Cave Junction) to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Left onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05), a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

Coming from South of Crescent City, California

Enter Crescent City from Hwy 101,

then take Highway 199 (Redwood Hwy) East towards Grants Pass/Cave Junction

Travel approximately 25 miles on Hwy 199 to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Right onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

**Use your odometer** (for the 3.6 miles on 17N08), as the driveway on the right is not usually easily noticed, except for a yellow smiley face sign on a tree at the driveway entrance.

*Go through the yellow security gate (it will be open) and to the red bridge.

* Use your odometer** (for the 3.6 miles on 17N08), as the driveway on the right is not always easy to see. Look for an orange cone and yellow smiley face at the entrance to the driveway

* Go through the yellow security gate (it will be open) and over the red bridge. The bridge is narrow (83.5 inches) and has ramps on both sides - if you have an unusually wide or long vehicle or otherwise feel uncomfortable with the bridge, please let us know and possibly someone is available for a shuttle. Otherwise, just hike up to cabin areas and ask if you're unsure.

* If you have any kind of truck or SUV, you can drive through the creek during most of the year.

Let me know if you have any questions and we will see you soon!

More Details

Owner
Dan Sasquatch
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Dan Sasquatch

I am a holistic healthcare practitioner (chiropractor) of over 25 years who, like Thoreau, went into the woods to "live deliberately." My objective is to live in peace and health while promoting sustainable, responsible culture. I host a talk radio program about this subject, so I actively promote independent thought and dialogue to this effect. Be careful about loosely asking questions -- I like to banter as well as impart what I've learned thus far. There is so much more to learn (a lifetime of lessons living out here) and it's soulful work, so I'm relatively enthusiastic about how important and relevant this subject is.

Dan Sasquatch purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Dan Sasquatch chose Gasquet

It's accessible to civilization but removed. All of our water is gravity fed and of the highest quality -- the best water you'll ever likely drink. The rain forest climate here ensures a plentiful supply (even though it may be too plentiful during the winter months).

What makes this cabin unique

Beyond the filled capacity of woofers, interns and guests in the summer, it's quiet here in the forest. You can hear the wind blow and the rush of streams all around us. As I am fond of saying .. "there's nothing to do here." Of course there are lots of games and conversation to be had in the Hygge Hall, trails to hike, swimming hole etc, but we have little access to technology so that we can all unplug.

The land is rugged, steep mountainous terrain and our agroforestry orchards and garden have a permaculture emphasis. No, we don't grow pot (like everyone else in the emerald triangle) and in fact one of our community agreements is to live free of chemical dependencies, like caffeine, sugar, and drug and the like, (you DON'T have to do this, too). Our orchards and gardens have a created beauty and abundance -- feel free to forage and nourish yourself. We share.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Gasquet in the Del Norte County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 190 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Waterfront ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Our bath house contains a hot (propane heated) shower, sauna, and composting toilet. It's community space. There is also a bidet, which is pretty fancy for our off-grid primitive lifestyle.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Single room with loft. The loft is all bed and a small space with window overlooking valley. I think it's more for kids, but non-claustrophobic adults have slept up there, too
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Dan is a chiropractor and regularly assesses and adjusts weary travelers in need of structural alignment. Set up a date and time (best) for this, or have a conversation when you arrive

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Remote Off-Grid-Rustic Tree House
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews
3

Nice

  • 3 of 5

I liked the treehouse and the ride to the property. The problem for me: I have a non-aggressive dog and the three dogs running free on the property were quite dog aggressive. As such I didn’t really get to explore the property.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not the experience I had in mind

  • 1 of 5

The treehouse is neat, we have always wanted to stay somewhere like this and were 100% okay with no electric, etc, however, our experience just wasn't what I was hoping for. When staying in a treehouse, I wasn't expecting it to be "clean," but the one thing I do expect are clean sheets when I pay to stay... we arrived the sheets were clearly slept in. The woman there that night was extremely apologetic and took care of it right away. The bathroom, although a bucket that you scoop soil into after you go, was actually not bad... it didn't really even stink. However, the bugs are BAD, we camped and hiked all around upper Cali and Oregon and the bugs on this property were by far the worst (maybe all the fruit trees or compost? Not sure). The air is not the fresh air that you would think you'd get in an off-grid location either... again, not sure what causes the smell, but it is distinct. Also, the cancellation policy is very harsh compared to all other places I've stayed or considered... 0% refund if it's 60 days or less. Even a few weeks would be fine, but 2 MONTHS?

The view from the treehouse is beautiful, and the inside is cute but overall I would not recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place was very unique with a breathtaking view and very friendly inhabitants!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in the treehouse and it was such a unique and beautiful experience. Would definitely recommend for people to stay here and to go down the hill to the swimming hole. A hidden gem. It is definitely rustic and quite a ride up there but I would recommend it if you are up for a rustic, getaway, organic experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful spot!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our night in the treehouse! Drive out to get there was a little sketchy in our sedan but we made it :) after driving out so far into the Forrest the tree house wasn't quite as private as we were hoping -- our view overlooked other cabins which we weren't expecting but it was still a nice time. Would recommend bringing a water jug so you can brush your teeth and such at the treehouse, the walk isn't too long but you have to walk up a road to a communal bathroom to get running water.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Nice little spot, but level of cleanliness disappointing.

  • 3 of 5

The treehouse itself was clean and tidy. Very cosy little spot with a nice view. Adequate bedding was provided for the slightly cooler than expected nights. It felt nice to be amongst the trees and hear the birds.

Having the goats and chickens around was lovely. The dogs were friendly.

The common areas where a little disappointing however. We arrived late afternoon and walked into the combined lounge and kitchen area. Three workers in their early 20s were sitting watching a video whilst the place was full of flies, dirty dishes in the sink, and the room smelt like dog food. I managed to find my way around the kitchen to make dinner for my family with the food we had brought with us, but I expected it to be a cleaner environment. No hot water in the kitchen made it tricky to keep dishes clean. It was clear by the looks of the toothbrushes around that the kitchen sink doubled as a bathroom sink. The 'fridge' was just a cooler bin and didn't appear to be that cold. The bathroom was ok, but there were no instructions as to how to work the shower and at the time there was no one around to ask. No sink to wash your hands after using the toilet, brush your teeth, or for my husband to have a shave. There were towels in the bathroom to borrow, but many of them had evidence of mice poo. The outdoor cooking/eating area was also very dirty, the sink was blocked. I get that it's an eco-village and that things are supposed to be basic, but I did expect a certain level of cleanliness. I've stayed at many eco-villages before and never been disappointed with the level of hygiene. People were around, but we didn't feel overly welcome. We were offered a big bottle of goats milk when we left which was a kind gesture, however it would have gone to waste if we took it on our 8 hour drive to San Francisco.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the tree house, which was simple, beautiful, and c'mon man, it's a tree house! The entire spot is a great work in progress (a hobbit hole cabin!). Super quiet, amazing scenery, good people. Best of luck to Dan Sasquach and his gang! See you again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Darlingtonia
She-She's Drive-In Restaurant
Great Cats World Park
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground
Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Gasuet, CA
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Patrick Creek Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Patricks Creek Lodge
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Crescent City, CA
Car: necessary

We'll be happy to host you in the village :) Here's a few points about arrival:

No key needed, just show up and make yourself at home. You'll see a white Welcome board near the base of the TreeHouse, it has a topo map with key to find your space and your way around. There is usually someone around to show you the ropes, but if not you can use the house manual in your cabin to figure out the basics. Bring your own lights, headlamps, etc. It gets very dark here at night.

Check-in time is 3pm, check-out is at 11am. Early arrivals OK, but please let us know so we can prepare. Arriving late (in the dark) is NOT recommended -- try to arrive in the daylight for easiest travels.

Dogs will greet you! Our 4 enthusiastic and friendly dogs are likely to greet your vehicle with lots of barking; They can sound scary, but they really want lov'ins. You can bring your pooch, but please keep on leash or in hand when you arrive because doggie-spats have happened before. Nothing serious, but people can be sensitive about this -- and please let us know if your dog may be (or unkown?) a chicken, cat, or goat killer. It's happened, sadly.

Phone service: we don't have very much (some, maybe, if you have Verizon or US Cellular) so if you need to get in touch last minute, texting is your best bet (though still not guaranteed to reach us!).

Directions to Maitreya Mountain Village

DO NOT USE GPS!!!!

You will be lost for days, wandering aimlessly through the National Forest with your little techno-rectangle in hand, probably end up be eaten by bears, with wailing and gnashing of teeth, and horrible stuff like that. DON'T do it.

Coming from North/Oregon coast on Hwy 101

Travel 11 miles over the Oregon border to Hwy 197

Turn Left on Hwy 197 and continue to Hwy 199

Turn Left on Hwy 199 (East) -- it's 17.2 miles to Patrick Creek Lodge – 20 miles (2.8miles further) to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Right onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05), a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right fork is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

Coming from Grants Pass/Medford, Oregon, or I-5 Route

Take Highway 199 South/West towards Crescent City

Travel 11 miles past the Oregon Border (or 24 miles past the city of Cave Junction) to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Left onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05), a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

Coming from South of Crescent City, California

Enter Crescent City from Hwy 101,

then take Highway 199 (Redwood Hwy) East towards Grants Pass/Cave Junction

Travel approximately 25 miles on Hwy 199 to Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05)

Turn Right onto Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) a paved road

Travel 1 mile on Little Jones Creek Rd. (17N05) until you reach a fork in the road (right is 17N08, a dirt road)

Veer right onto 17N08 and travel 3.6 miles to Maitreya Mountain Village

**Use your odometer** (for the 3.6 miles on 17N08), as the driveway on the right is not usually easily noticed, except for a yellow smiley face sign on a tree at the driveway entrance.

*Go through the yellow security gate (it will be open) and to the bridge or, if you have 4WD, ford the creek most of the year.. No vehicles over 6,000 lbs (which is an 3/4 ton pickup or smaller) over the bridge

* If you are staying in the A-Frame, Half Moon, Treehouse, or Witch's Hut, please park in the designated "cabin parking" areas along the driveway. You may use the "loading zone" at the top of the driveway (at the treehouse) if you would like to drop off luggage closer to the cabins before parking.

* If you are heading to the Lodge, you can either park at the Cabin Parking and walk up or, if you have 4WD, you can drive all the way up

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £4.49
Pet Fee £3.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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