Extra sleeping bags? Check. Queen size foam mattress? Check. Binoculars? Check. Heater installed? Check. Coffee, dried snacks and candles? Check, check and check. The dome at Good Spirit Acres is finally ready for adventurous campers!
At this time of year things are pretty quiet, for some maybe tooo quiet. But I’m betting there are a few of you out there who would relish in the unusual privacy of wandering outside and walking about without restrictions...in cool weather.
From this location you’ll be able to discover the river, explore the prairie, maybe catch the eye of some wildlife or even commune with the horses nearby. This will be a totally unique camping experience. Just outside the dome you’ll have access to a propane bar-b-que, a campfire pit, an outhouse only steps away...did I say rustic? Let’s call it, camping with benefits.
Want to connect with nature? Here’s the place. Want to make friends with winter? This is the time. Connect with your significant other? Wonderful opportunity. Do some journaling? Now is perfect. Experience a starry night from 5pm to 7am? There you go.
I guarantee you won’t be cold at night nor will you have to pitch a tent. And once you snuggle in you’ll have a great sleep.
Reserve for any night in December and January for the startup price of $35/night. Give us a call to reserve, 403.593.2030 and prepare to escape the urban jungle.
This is probably the only spot in Alberta where a person could view not one but TWO domes in an urban residential backyard. Renovations to the People’s Choice winner (model GS4) at the GrowCalgary Microhome competition are in progress. It's just been insulated and interior finishes are being put it. While it is a collapsable model it can also be reconstructed to be 'winter friendly'. No mean feat by any builders standards. And the hammock will be set up not just to enjoy but as a test to the strength of geodesic domes.
The GeoStudio Deluxe (model GS1) with interior decor to 40 triangles will be on display to demonstrate what one could do with that backyard getaway. As with both domes, they are a demonstration of how pushing the envelope of design and innovation are important ingredients to creating sustainable living spaces.
So be there anytime between 7 and 10pm. We’ll have a backyard campfire if the wind isn’t too crazy and a drumming circle in the Deluxe dome for those who want to feel the vibe. Last but not least - and to meet your need for networking - there’ll be a space in the garage where you could enjoy some Christmas cheer. And yes feel free to bring your own, you might want to stay well past 10 :)
Here is the map.
Gilles Leclair is the founder of GeoStudios. Somewhat eccentric, fairly environmentalist, politically aware, he believes the world should have more off-grid communities... many more.