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Family Sustainability Stay

Family Stay Overview

  If you and your family are excited to:

  • Simplify life

  • Provide for more of your basic needs

  • Increase family resiliency and sustainability

  • Participate with the nature in your backyard as sources of food, fuel, and fiber.

And, if you like nature-based activities, eating great local food, and having a relaxing, catered camping experience, this is the educational vacation for you!  

“…. after we stay [at Maine Local Living School] I come home with renewed grounding, clarity, calm and vision, reminded of how it can feel to feed my spirit with the friendship, nature and work that it craves. You give us all so much peace and love to bring back into our lives and to those around us. "  ~ 2019 Family Stay Participant


Every family stay includes:

1. Harvesting food from the garden and the wild
2. Cooking over a fire
3. Using a composting toilet and enjoying a solar shower
4. Time to enjoy local hiking trails and swimming holes
5. Time to simply be a family
6. A personalized itinerary of
activities and lessons based on your family's interests


  One family or two? The Family Stay is designed as a custom program.  You choose from a list of skills and activities what the focus of your experience will be. However, if you know another family with whom you would like to share this experience, we offer a reduced rate for two or more families attending together.  Families will stay in different dwellings, meals and lessons will be in common. For this reason, families will want to confer while choosing activities. In recent years we have had multiple families attending the same program, the social interaction is rich and everyone has a lot of fun living and learning together.

Family Stay Details

Accommodations include a spacious white canvas wall tent with mattresses, bedding, wood floor, and composting toilet

Find out more about our facilities here!


3-day single-family experience:  $1,650
5-day single-family experience: $2,750
3-day 2 or more family experience: $1,200 per family
5-day 2 or more family experience: $2,000 per family

*Please have each family register separately! 


What to Bring?

See the
packing list here

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