Craig Sommers

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Bastrop, United States
Minimum Stay:
5 days


Essene Oasis

"Honesty, good vibes, clean air, clean food, clean water. "

This is the Deal

We perform our tasks for about 6 hours a day, six days a week, 10:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5:30 pm. We will pick you up from the airport or town.


Two beautiful acres of recovering forest (after the fire of fall 2011) with a lake good for swimming on the south side. The gardens are set up along the lake, permaculture style. This is a mostly secluded piece of property located at the end of a gravel road near 2 state parks. Optional Yoga classes are held every morning custom tailored to your capability. Internet on site (limited use). There is a fire pit for those star-lit night camp fires. Want to learn how to buy inexpensive land and homestead it off grid? We can teach you! We harvest rainwater and use gray water. Town is only an 8 minute drive and Austin is about 40 minutes. We will grow as much of our own food as possible being that the gardens are small, work on improving the eco friendly cob buildings, water the gardens, prepare fresh organic food, and enjoy living! There is a cob oven for making pizza and bread.
Tenting in the woods, flush toilette, hot shower, washing machine, kitchen. We make our town runs to Austin using a diesel truck that is fueled with used cooking (vegetable) oil and I can teach you how it is done.
An extensive library of holistic health books and DVDs are here for you to look over. We are vegetarian and ask that no meat be taken onto the land. Organic eggs are supplied by request. Raw, gluten free, and allergy free meals are available (you prepare it). We will take you to the health food store and you can pick out your own food (we pay for it).
Please bring only fluoride free toothpaste and health food store brands of soap and shampoo. There is no trash pick up here, so please dump your trash before you arrive.

WWOOFers are welcome March 20 through June 1st and then October 1st through Dec. 1st. (THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY OF COMING ANY OTHER TIME).

What Else

Vegetarian diet no dairy. No smoking please. No drugs or alcohol.
This fall we will be planting new crops, making new raised beds, finishing with the building a eco house, and more! No experience is necessary to work with us

- Smokers allowed

- Internet Access

- Have animals/pets