The Tipi with a Rocket Mass Heater

Wheaton Laboratories is all about experimenting in permaculture. One of many experiments in eco-building is The Tipi. 

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This tipi is unlike any other. Heated by a rocket mass heater, the cleanest and most sustainable heat source, you’ll be comfy and cozy while you unwind. Typical tipi’s with a fire ring come with smoke, but not a rocket mass heater. Breathe easy and experience human-friendly and Earth-friendly living. Even the mattress on the cob bed is organic.


Find solitude in the forest around you or choose your own adventure from the permaculture experiences listed in our Adventure post. We will schedule activities of your choosing for your stay. Learn and experience natural building, eco-cooking options, hugelkulture (gardening that works,) and many memorable adventure options.

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Also unique to the tipi, observe bees near the bee hut about 100 feet away; they are busy making a home of their own and won’t bother you if you don’t bother them.


Just like Native Americans experienced, there is no running water and no electricity on site. Some water may be provided, but you are encouraged to bring containers for your water needs. Fill up at one of our tasty water wells before heading to your site. The “Chateau de Poo” is about 100 yards away and as we are building soil, we encourage you to pee outdoors and eat organic!

Stay 2 nights for $190, 3 nights for $220, 4 nights for $250, 5 nights for $280, 7 nights for $330 and 14 nights for $500, or somewhere in between. We offer rides, guides and tours for a small fee. We are less than an hour from Missoula, MT.

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Join us for a one-of-a-kind adventure! 



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