Family Sustainability Stays
(Dates and Prices)
(Master List of Possible Activities and Lessons)
If you have an interest in simplifying life, providing for some of your basic needs, or living more sustainably, this is a great place to start! And if you like nature-based activities, eating great food, and having a relaxing, catered camping experience, this is a great vacation.
Here you will enter into a ready-made sustainable living system where we will work with you each day on skills of your choice. You may weave a basket, build a rocket stove, or make your first batch of sauerkraut. Your kids might make bows and arrows, start a fire with friction, or twist some tree bark into string.
Every Family Stay program includes: harvesting food from the garden, cooking over a fire, grinding flour and baking bread, using a composting toilet and enjoying a solar shower. There will also be time to explore local hiking options, swimming holes, and to just “be” as a family. Through it all you and we, as parents, will also find time to share about the joys and challenges of parenting, offer support, and discuss the implications of integrating more simple-life skills into daily life.
Accommodations include a spacious white canvas wall tent with mattresses, bedding, wood floor and composting toilet.
One Family or More? The Custom Family Stay is designed by you. You choose from a list of skills and activities what the focus of your experience will be. For this reason we often work with one family at a time. 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 may want to confer while choosing activities on which to focus.
The Shared Experience Family Stay: In order to keep spaces available at reduced rate for smaller families, this weekend is open only to families with three or less members attending. You will meet new people during your stay, and the activities will be a compilation of everyone's choices. The program will need to meet a minimum number of participants in order to run.
Please note: couples are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages to enjoy during their stay, as these are not something Koviashuvik provides.
In the event of illness in your family (we know what it's like having kids!) we will work with you to either reschedule or give a credit towards future classes, less our expenses in preparing for your stay.
Two different options, the same great program: We have two Family Stay offerings, the "Custom Family Stay" and the "Small Family Shared Experience Family Stay."
If you are looking for a getaway with just your family, or perhaps your family and another with whom you'd like to come, the Custom Family Stay is for you. You will know all the participants, and we will be able to tailor the program to your specific interests.
If you enjoy meeting new people and three members or less of your family will be attending, you could consider the Small Family Shared Experience Family Stay, a more affordable option for small families and a chance to make new friends! We will include some of your chosen activities along with those of the other families.