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• Tiny. Space to think, sleep, be.
• Quaint. Built into a prairie hillock, could just as well be called the hobbit hole!
• Comfortable. Wired. Resilient to heat and cold.
• Customized. Hand built down to the bed, desk, skylight, stove.

El lugar

The Gnome Dome has proven invaluable to me in my time to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. It has provided me with shelter over the first few winters while I established my other infrastructure. It has taught me important lessons about what does and doesn't work in buildings, and how to fix those things. And it has been an outlet for creativity and troubleshooting challenges in tiny house design.

Physically, it is an earth bag dome embedded into a hill and opening out onto a patio (this patio will be brick, but is currently gravel). It's a very round space-- it's hard to find a straight line anywhere! While very quaint and cozy, the Gnome Dome is a very small space. The custom bed is about 6'3" long. I'm 6', and it has served me through two winters, but it's something you should be aware of, particularly if you're tall.

It will be comfortable, but the exterior landscaping is far from finished (I will likely be installing stone masonry while you're there). It will be cool, but it may be humid (humidity is a big part of the weather here in NE Missouri). It does have a fan/ventilation system to help condition the air.

I have since moved into my own house, but few things delight me more than seeing others use and appreciate this space!

Disponible para huéspedes

GNOME DOME AMENITIES:
Electric: Yes
Internet: Wi-Fi, good signal
Bedding: I'll have clean bedding on the bed upon your arrival, beyond that laundry is your responsibility.
Kitchen: None. There are meal options available (see below). I can make half of my dorm fridge available if you let me know beforehand, otherwise there isn't refrigeration available.
Bathroom: There is a rustic outhouse (and hand washing station) 20 feet away. There are also modern facilities (toilet, bath, shower, sinks) in the common house (see below).
Heat/AC: There is a custom masonry mass heater for the winter, and a ventilation system for the summer. (The space is generally comfortable due to being partly underground.)

DANCING RABBIT ECOVILLAGE: The Gnome Dome is located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional community of about 50 adults. We're ecologically oriented, so there's a lot of alternative sights to see and experience while here. Many houses use timber framing, strawbale, cob, or otherwise green construction techniques. We use consensus governance through a village council. Folks who live here focus on conservation and a mindfulness of the natural world around us, and we encourage guests to do the same, as you're inclined.

A stay in the Gnome Dome includes a walking tour of Dancing Rabbit. This can be anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how much information you want! By staying here, you'll get an interesting window into a radical and dynamic environmental experiment (don't worry, we're also down to earth).

COMMON HOUSE: Many of your needs will be met by the Common House, which is about a 3 minute walk away. This building is one of the few shared buildings at Dancing Rabbit (most homes are privately owned). Here you will find bathrooms, showers, laundry ($1.75 per load), library, shared office space with scanner / printer, and social lounge area. (You should be aware that our bathrooms use a composting system, and therefore don't use flush toilets. I am happy to give more information.)

FOOD: For food and dining, guests are welcome to eat with the Critter Collective, my food co-op that serves about 8 folks. We can cater to all dietary needs. We're an agriculturally based subcommunity, so there may be ducks at large! We ask for $7-$10 (sliding scale) per meal per person to cover the cost of food and time. We ask for a 24 hour notice to accommodate meals. We eat lunch and dinner, so breakfast is not available. Other food options are as follows:

MILKWEED MERCANTILE: A few minutes away from the Gnome Dome is the "Milkweed Mercantile." Functioning primarily as a pub, it also sells various snacks, pastries, toiletries, and souvenirs. The Mercantile serves a full breakfast on Sunday morning and handmade pizza on Thursday evening. They also serve coffee every morning 8 - 9 AM.

ZIMMERMAN'S GROCERY/DINER: Three miles from the village is the amazing Zimmerman's Grocery store and diner. This is a quality and comprehensive Mennonite run operation. They package most of the dry goods themselves. Lots of tinctures, salves, and herbal treatments. The place is open from 8-5 Mon thru Sat and serves classic diner comfort food.

RUTLEDGE MEAT MARKET: If you like meat or cheese, you're in the right spot. This small town country butcher shop is very friendly, affordable, and offers top quality simple food.

TRAILS: The village is located on a 280 acre land trust that includes a few miles of trails through prairie and woodland.

SWIMMING: Just outside the village is a nice swimming pond. The entire village is clothing optional - adult and child swimmers are often naked (no need for alarm). On the "beach" is a small floating dock, a few wooden chairs, and a drying platform under an osage tree. This swimming hole is quite popular during the warm season.

Atención a los huéspedes

You'll get a warm welcome! Guests can expect a general orientation to Dancing Rabbit and the Gnome Dome, plus a tour that's customized for your interests and time table.

In general, exercising common courtesy is all that's needed when interacting with other folks at Dancing Rabbit. For example, please ask folks if it's alright to take their picture before snapping shots. Some areas of the village are nudity optional (like the swimming pond), so please be aware.

Otros aspectos destacables

This space is extremely small. I have it listed as suitable for two, because I didn't want to absolutely exclude pairs of people for whom it might work. I myself overwintered there with my girlfriend. But please note that for the most part, this space is best for one person. Drinking water can be found at a hydrant, a stone's throw from the Dome (it is county water). Checking in after dark can be difficult for all parties, and is not recommended. Toiletry items such as shampoo and soap need to be biodegradable (like Dr. Bronner's etc), or they may harm our greywater drainage system.


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Perfil de usuario de Daniela
Agosto de 2017
The place to be if you are looking for sustainablity and a natural way of life. The dome is amazing. Not sure if it is suitable for two persons, but as a single you can't wish for more... Thanks, Kyle. It was and is an adventure to be part of the world we have on our hand.

Perfil de usuario de Brandon
Julio de 2017
What a unique experience! Kyle's Gnome Dome is in the middle of a burgeoning 'eco-village' in NE Missouri. It's a little out of the way, which was exactly what I was looking for. The village was busy with activity, both socially and with natural building projects, and the Gnome Dome allowed me to interact at my own pace. It was clean, comfortable (even as the mercury reached into the 90s) and very quiet (even in the middle of a thunderstorm). Plus, Kyle was super helpful with information and orientation. This was more than just lodging; it was an "eco-adventure!" No extra charge.

Perfil de usuario de Rachel
Agosto de 2016
This was a fantastic place to stay. Everyone was welcoming, kind, and lovely to be around. I enjoyed my trip and stay. I wish I could have stayed longer. The food was phenomenal and getting to help with the goats was the best! I'll definitely be back.

Perfil de usuario de Lisa
Julio de 2016
What a great place! Kyle was a fantastic host and made me feel at home instantly! He shared his space, his knowledge and his food with a wonderful passion! So worth the drive!

Perfil de usuario de Jeff
Junio de 2016
Kyle made me feel very welcome, and was very accommodating. He offers a great tour of the ecovillage for any guest who is interested. A few cautions I would give to guests are that this is definitely a space for only 1 guest, and come with a plan for adventure and learning. The ecovillage is a fascinating place to learn and meet some very creative people and a very different way of life.

Perfil de usuario de Tessa
Mayo de 2016
Kyle was an incredible host. He welcomed us to the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage with an in-depth tour and delicious meals with his Critter kitchen community. The other residents of the Ecovillage were extremely hospitable. During our short stay, we learned so much about how Dancing Rabbit is reducing their environmental impact and building community in an intentional and alternative way. We ate and slept well and had beautiful weather. I can honestly say this airbnb was unlike any other experience I've had. Thank you, Kyle!

Perfil de usuario de Samantha
Marzo de 2016
Kyle was great and made my stay amazing. I could have kicked off my shoes and stayed forever. What a beautiful experience. Kyle was a great tour guide and super knowledable. The ecovillave itself was such a mystical place and I can't wait to return.

Rutledge, Misuri, Estados UnidosSe registró en Marzo 2015
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