Retreats

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Unplugged Retreats:

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We offer the Unplugged Retreats for those who need a little getaway. Sustainability starts with nourishing your own spirit. Sometimes solitude, or time with a loved one, and beautiful land to explore is all you need.

Unplugged Strawbale Tiny Home:IMG_1662

This rustic cottage is called the Flicker House, named after the birds that nest under the eaves. It is perfect for the frugal traveler, and for those who love the wild outdoors. The specialness of this space is that it has been lovingly hand crafted with natural earthen plasters and repurposed elements. Hang your hat on the tree that supports the sleeping loft. Quench your thirst with delicious filtered rainwater. The passive solar cottage heats itself through harvested sunlight. Sometimes you might want to light a fire in the wood stove. It is privately located on 39 acres in a beautiful high desert environment overlooked by sandstone terraces that beg to be explored. A rustic outhouse with a composting toilet is available nearby. You can hike 40 minutes into the funky artist town of Madrid, or drive 15 minutes to get there. Find some great food in town! Or just enjoy the view out the glass doors. There is a two burner propane stove, a small counter top, and the most essential kitchen ware. There’s no plumbing but there is water, soap, and a basin provided to wash up with. The cottage is also stocked with filtered rainwater for drinking.

This cozy cottage has just 180 square feet of indoor space. It’s off the grid and free from electricity except for the portable solar panel which charges a light and can also charge anything with a usb plug. No electricity means no refrigerator. We do provide a cooler which works great in the winter. In the summer you may want to bring ice from town. Phone reception won’t be good in the house, but may work if you hike uphill a little ways. This place has just the essentials for an opportunity to get away from it all. Come here to enjoy the natural environment, and the warm earthen interior of this handcrafted space. A great place for folks who want to get some dirt under their fingernails.

We are happy to provide privacy for your retreat time, while also being available to orient you to the area and answer any questions you may have. We give tours of the sustainable systems in our demonstration site that last about an hour. We charge $20 for private tours. This is a good way to learn about the integrated sustainable systems that we have been developing at Ampersand for the past decade, and to hear more about Ampersand’s story from us, the founders.

Our special tiny home may be your next favorite spot on earth. But it’s not for everyone. Please tell us a little about yourself. Thanks!

$45 per night. Firewood included in the winter.

We prefer to book our retreat spaces through the Airbnb website for those who already use that platform.  You can see the available dates for your retreat on this Calendar and also make your reservation there. Or contact us directly at amanda@ampersandproject.org or 505 780-0535

The Tipi Retreat:rainbow tipi1

Camp within the intimate space of an ancient architecture. Sit around an open fire centered in this 20 foot diameter space. Located privately on 39 acres of beautiful high desert. Sandstone cliffs tower over you and beg to be explored. There are two double futons in this large space, and room for a few more folks to borrow our sleeping pads or just curl up on the carpeted floor. Bring your own camping gear like sleeping bags, cook stoves, flashlights, etc.

We are happy to provide privacy for your retreat time, while also being available to orient you to the area and answer any questions you may have. We give tours of the sustainable systems in our demonstration site that last about an hour. We charge $20 for private tours. The tours are a good way to learn about the integrated sustainable systems that we have been developing at Ampersand for the past decade, and to hear more about Ampersand’s story from us, the founders.

Includes:

Outhouse with composting toilet

filtered rainwater

Firewood

$40 per night for up to 2 people- $10 extra per adult over 2

We prefer to book our retreat spaces through the Airbnb website.  You can see the available dates for your retreat on this Calendar and also make your reservation there.

Or contact us at amanda@ampersandproject.org or 505 780-0535