The Garden of Eden
is a members only private club:
We invite you to visit & play with us for a day, a week, a month, or longer! Get a taste of our sustainable lifestyle and get inspiration for living the life of your dreams.
ALL visitors and potential inhabitants are required to complete the membership process before coming through our gate. Our short term AirBnB or Hipcamp guests may fill out our User Agreement instead if they prefer.
Guest Access for All of our Visitors
Per our super sustainable standards, we do not use air conditioning or central heating anywhere on our property. We also use composting toilets to create dank soil that becomes vibrant plants!
If one would like internet, hot water, or other amenities, we have a main house which has access available upon communication based on the circumstances.
We also grow and prepare beyond organic, world class cuisine. This is available to all guests for a reasonable donation. Food can be pre-ordered and customized or simply partaken of if and when it's desirable and convenient.
We can also provide wonderful relaxation or educational retreat experiences! From yoga and massage to gardening and amazing cooking classes, we can fully customize your stay with us to give you exactly what you seek. Please contact us to negotiate the details.
We have 4 cozy spaces on offer through AirBnB:
our charming Cob Cottage, a sweet travel trailer, and 2 unique private rooms in our main house!
Click here to see listing details & to make reservations through AirBnB.
This hand sculpted dwelling
combines the rustic feel of an indigenous hut with the basic comforts of modern living!
Set at the edge of the grounds of our small but busy ecovillage, the view is pastoral and quiet,
yet it's only minutes to the DFW metroplex.
Our Cob Cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests in 1 bedroom with 2 beds!
The cottage is beautiful and very private though it is simple. This is for people who want a natural and simple experience.
There is a single private composting toilet for your convenience, and more for communal use near the main house.
You are welcome to refresh yourself in our outdoor well shower in the summer or the indoor fire-heated shower if conditions permit.
There is electricity, but no air conditioning or heating.
We invite you to enjoy our sustainable alternatives for cooling & heating, like our outdoor well shower or hot rocks! We can provide a fan in the summer or a small space heater in the winter.
The Travel Trailer
is cozy and private,
though it is rustic
and quite simple.
Our Travel Trailer can accommodate up to 4 guests in 1 bedroom with 2 beds!
As part of our ecovillage culture, we are dedicated to living sustainably.
There is electricity, but no air conditioning or heating.
We do not use central heating or air conditioning in any of the structures on our property, including the main house and spaces we offer through AirBnB. We can provide a fan for staying cool in the summer or a space heater for staying warm in the winter.
There isn't any running water in the trailer, and the restroom facilities are a private composting toilet just outside equipped with sawdust, hand sanitizer, TP and baby wipes, plus a large pitcher of water for washing. Running water is available in the main house.
There is an outdoor shower powered by well-water for bathing. It is crisp and refreshing on a hot day, and brisk in any other weather. This is another excellent option for staying cool in the summer!
We require a User Agreement for our short stay Airbnb guests.
Pitch a tent and stay on our land
by booking through Hipcamp!
Click here to see listing details & to make reservations through Hipcamp
With over 3 acres of land, herb and vegetable gardens, wildcrafted foods and medicine,
chickens, and a number of families and other residents living here, the vibe in
our thriving sustainable community is wholesome and progressive.
We do not use central heating or air conditioning in any of the structures on our property,
including the main house and spaces we offer through Hipcamp.
There is a wash station outside the composting toilets equipped with
sawdust, hand sanitizer, rain water barrel, TP and baby wipes.
There is an outdoor shower powered by well-water for bathing.
It is crisp and refreshing on a hot day, and brisk in any other weather.
This is another excellent option for staying cool in the summer!
There is no hot running water, and therefore no hot showers.
This is a natural setting so be aware there are bugs and wildlife around. We of course have mosquitoes, so if they bother you bring some bug spray. We also have fire ants in different little clusters on the property. We all walk barefoot here daily; if you choose to do that as well, be mindful of where you step.
Children love the GOE! Since there are many children already living in the ecovillage,
of a variety of age ranges, they are always happy to share their free living style of life with other kids -
not to mention the large trampoline, outdoor tree swing, or 100's of trees to climb!
We also grow and prepare beyond organic, world class cuisine (not guaranteed for each mealtime)
on our own hand made Rocket Stoves and Cobb Oven.
This is available to all guests for a reasonable donation when available.
We offer healing therapies such as massage, FAR Infrared Sauna,
Reiki, reflexology, sounds healing and more by donation.
It is very hot in the summer time in Texas, so you will find the residence wear very little
and often the child run around in their birthday suits.
We have a locked gate to ensure safety and privacy for ourselves and our guests.
Visitors are free to come and go as they please; we just need to lock and unlock the gate
which will simply require a communication and a few moments to attend.
Whether you are just passing through and need a beautiful safe place to stay for the night,
or you want to fully immerse yourself in a whole new lifestyle,
the Garden of Eden is an experience you want to have!
We require a User Agreement for our short stay Hipcamp guests.
Apply to Live Here
Many speak of dreams of living in a thriving, sustainable community based on love and freedom. Most do not have the land or other resources to actually make this happen. At the Garden of Eden, we are fully ready to embrace and support this reality.
Those of us who are here are already living in community, doing what we love, and supporting ourselves and each other sustainably, and LOVING THIS LIFE!
We currently have simple housing available for those who wish to be here now. We are also potentially willing to support the creation of more comfortable, inspired living structures for those who wish to participate in their building and commit to a responsible life at the Garden. We have plenty of space and building materials to provide additional shelter for any new true family.
We expect roughly 50 hours a week of participation in return for room and board, plus all utilities, including Internet access and, most importantly, community involvement. Much more than you would be investing in us, we would really be investing in you. There is already a family of individuals here ready to share, teach support and guide those who are ready to live at this level.
We are also willing to work with those who wish to work outside jobs for pay, contributing mush less of their time here and more of their material resources, under a "rent" type agreement, in which money or other goods or services of value are exchanged for membership in the community.
We have a multitude of opportunities for full-on participation here. One who wishes to work the land can spend his or her days in the garden; another can contribute to sustainable upgrades to the property. Another may wish to commit to keeping our indoor and outdoor space beautiful and providing upgrades, such as cleaning, painting, creating artwork, etc. Another can participate in our entrepreneurial expansion, for which an awesome infrastructure already exists and the right person can continue to facilitate, earning money while also supporting life here.
Our current projects are ideal for those interested in gardening, fashion, food, marketing, many types of computer work, video editing, and more.
For more info on living here:
Life at the Garden of Eden is very different from anywhere else in mainstream American culture, and perhaps from anywhere else in the world.
To live here is to be consciously and deliberately dedicated to conscious evolution and to serving the shared purpose for which this community exists - creating and sharing a truly sustainable community.