The camp property is in rural Tennessee approximately 1.5 to 2 hours southwest of Nashville – enough distance to get to the big city, but far enough away to immerse in nature. Nearby towns of Hohenwald and Waynesboro offer grocery shopping and other necessities within 20 minutes drive. Columbia, TN and Florence, AL are about an hour away along with numerous state parks and of course lots of farm country. The 17 acres has a combination of forest, open fields, free range area and coop for chickens and grazing zone for small herd of miniature donkeys. The organic garden also contains fruit trees and expanding for 2018 harvest. Access to Buffalo River just a short 15 minute walk across the camp and you can utilize one of our kayaks during the summer season.
There are several physical structures for lodging and workspace - open and enclosed in barns. The main lodge has unique features including a pine wall room with reclaimed wood and a fun loft with open staircase. The kitchen has been updated and expanded into a large dining and meeting space. Guests & residents can sit by one of two wood-burning stoves in the main lodge and a large fireplace in the other residence or enjoy lounging on one of numerous decks or in the fields. Take a walk in the woods, bring along your notebook, sketchbook, painting materials. Sit with the rabbits in the zig zag zone or spend an hour in the huge chicken enclosure with our 12 hens.
As the space grows, a prominent feature of the interior spaces will be donor walls - recognizing each contributor in creative typography with scale increasing based on the amount of the donation. Donations over $500 will be featured more prominently. Even larger donations will secure naming rights to the sleeping quarters and all of the structures from the residential quarters to the various size barns that will house different working spaces for crafts such as candle-making, soap-making, tie-dye or fabric dying, or possibly woodcraft.
One of the first artist-in-residence opportunities will be to paint a mural on the exterior of the smallest residential space.