Purchased land in 2011, then met with county zoning manager, neighbors, planning board, and county commission. In July 2013 after seven hearings, the county approved of the project, allowing for 60 guests. That makes us the largest overnight facility in the county.
In the remaining time in the summer of 2013, we had the road repaired and new road built to the well site.
In 2014 we had our first work camp on the land. Since the water system and toilet weren’t completed, this was a primitive camping week, and we built things unrelated to buildings – like trails, tables and a treehouse.
- Invitation to the 2014 workcamp – with pictures
By the end of the summer, we completed the water system (well pump, water tank, solar panels) and an evaporating toilet. This marks the milestone of being able to camp there in groups for a significant block of time.
2015 was the “crazy rain” year with nearly continuous rainfall all Spring and Summer, impeding building progress a lot. However, we still had a fun but very rainy two-week retreat.
- Invitation to the 2015 workcamp – with pictures
- Newsletters 2015 January through March (combined)
- Newsletter 2015 May 3
- Newsletter 2015 July 23
- Newsletter 2015 November 23
This is the year of the staff house construction.
- Newsletter 2016 February 16
- Newsletter 2016 March 9
- Newsletter 2016 April 13
- Newsletters 2016 May-June-July
- Newsletters 2016 August-October
This is the year of the staff house finishing and our first hires.