The SpaceLost Valley Education & Event Center & Meadowsong Ecovillage:
We are not a typical bed and breakfast but an education & events center and intentional community / aspiring ecovillage.
Your cost includes "adult guest-visitor overnight indoor passes" + a booking and care-taking charge. NO Meals, snacks, specialized classes, workshops, tours and etc... are included they are additional.
Corner room (#9) is located at the rear entrance down and across the hall from the the bathroom on the 2nd floor of our larger dormitory, a converted hall called "Earth Hall" with a recent remodel that used 30k lbs of slip-straw clay insulation, a beautiful and alive natural building technique! It's a two-story 1960's built dormitory originally used for summer camps. There are 8 other rooms in Earth Hall in which people live, visit, and are students. There is a living room area and a shared bathroom. The room itself is small and personal, but very cozy.
Noise travels WELL.
Provides sheets, blankets, comforters or quilt, pillows, chair, folding table, little table.
-- Dorm bathroom has toilet paper, paper towels, & hand soap.
-- Bring biodegradable only hair cleaners/body soaps.
-- Towels are provided upon request.
Shared living room / lounge on this floor, downstairs has a living room / library.
Prepared Meal Options:
2-3 shared organic vegetarian meals mon-fri in the lodge, just 1-2 min walk down a lovely wooded path. $11 per adult, buffet-style, vegetarian & organic. Chef's Service is available on the weekends or for breakfast. Please inquire about this unique option.
*Access to all shared spaces, including seasonal outdoor kitchen, guest kitchen, outdoor shower, traditional facilities and more.
--See our site maps for an idea of more shared spaces. Guest AccessGuest-visitors passes include:
~Use of 87 acres of land, filled with nature trails, tall trees, a meadow glade, creek w/ seasonal swimming hole.
~Access to all shared spaces, including seasonal outdoor kitchen, guest kitchen, outdoor shower, traditional facilities and more.
--See our site maps for an idea of more shared spaces.
~Simplicity, ducks, chickens, gardens, fresh organic food, friendly people, permaculture, snack store and so much more. Our charm is in spending time on the land and with the people, learning of the lands hospitality and its infinite potential to connect us with nature and like-minded folks. Thoughtful conversations, long-lasting friendships, joining a work party, sharing meals, sing and dance, make art, wash your clothes on a bicycle-powered washing machine, meditate, practice yoga, contemplate, jump on a trampoline in the middle of a meadow while watching a sunset surrounded by daisies, perhaps enjoy a sauna and an outdoor shower, and a whole lot more =)
Arrange a resident-staff-lead tour or service! EX: walkabouts of the staff community and vision, permaculture, wild flowers, birds and plants, appropriate technologies and more! Inquire for availability.
~One or more of the below activities may be going on during your visit (weekends are quiet because resident-staff tend to scatter). Look at the happenings calendar to see what's going on, but many things are last minute as people with similar interests just get together:
--->Well-being meetings and activities hosted by resident-staff like: yoga, meditation, project work parties, weekend wood-fired sauna (usually Friday or Saturday), music, movies or dancing, workshops and classes, ecstatic dances (a big one w/ potluck on the 1st Saturday of every month), game nights, resiliency meetups and many more.
~Sociocracy - Inspired learning opportunities. Our Staff-Community Governance (all of our governance meetings are transparent and open to visitors, you can come and observe, ask questions, and give input if desired).
...the possibilities really are endless, depending on your point of view. Interaction with GuestsWith 50+ people living on-site, and sometimes more, there is a high potential for encountering other folks. However, there is always somewhere not far for alone-time.
~Everyone here is used to guest-visitors and we are glad to share our home but do not necessarily expect people to approach you.
Be upfront & honest about your desires for privacy or interaction.
Be understanding and courteous of the desires of others as well, and you should find opportunities for whatever you are looking for. The NeighborhoodThis rural neighborhood has sprawling trees, foothills, farm land and animals. Our staff-community has a unique feel. It is quiet yet bustling with life during every season, but especially spring. Colors are HD especially at sunset, and on misty mornings when it hangs in the air mid-tree level - it truly is what fairy tales are made of. Getting AroundDriving, we are located only 25 minutes from the heart of Eugene and the University of Oregon, bus transport is available w/ a beautiful 2.5 mile walk or resident provided ride to Lost Valley..
After booking we can give you proper directions for where you're coming from, otherwise it takes up too much space to include the directions from all directions. GPS gets you here perfectly, there are bus options with a walk as well. Other Things to Note*Bringing small change cash is very helpful
*Lost Valley Store: the fun snacks (all organic) like coffee, crackers, chips & sodas, also resident art & homemade herbal medicines/tinctures!
*Nudity is allowed in certain areas
*Currently there are no screens on the windows, so flying bugs get in, this can be annoying but not a deal breaker for most. They should be up by August
*Light sleepers beware, this listing may not be for you. Better to camp or visit for a day-trip only. We are pretty quite as are most of the people that come through, however, the walls are thin and not sound proof. Not a deal breaker for most, but be prepared with ear plugs.
If this room is full, please check our other listings at this same location which can be found by clicking on our profile.
You can visit the Lost Valley Educational Center website at: (URL HIDDEN) to learn more about our community and (URL HIDDEN) to learn more about visiting.