Bear Hut


The space


Staying in the Bear Hut is a true retreat in nature.  Architecturally designed using patterns found in nature. 900 square feet, totally off the grid, independent with solar electricity and a wood-burning stove. Enjoy the whole house with a full indoor kitchen, living/dining room, own bedroom, spacious office corner, a cozy wood-burning stove, indoor bathroom shower, relaxing bathtub, and a camping toilet. 

You'll also have the option to use the outdoor self-composting toilet and the outdoor shower with a privacy fence. The toilet is a short walk through the medicinal herb garden.

The Bear Hut has direct private parking all the way to the front door. 

There is no cell reception in our beautiful forest, but you have good free WiFi available in

your private room to work, recreation, and voice-over wifi calling.  

Wifi speed is 12 Mbps Down-4 Mbps Up; a ground-based microwave relay.

Guest access

We have 120 acres of lush private forest to explore. There are beautiful natural buildings to visit, including a cob sauna built and designed by SunRay Kelley- an internationally renowned natural builder; a huge redwood-grove treehouse; and a meditation gazebo- all these treasures are open for guests to enjoy and retreat. We run the sauna seasonally during Spring and Fall on Saturdays upon request,

but you are welcome to explore it whether or not it is being run, as it is a piece of art. 

Places to explore on our property


Explore our magnificent property. Walk and hike all our trails,  visit the redwood grove, the Magical Treehouse, the Natural Earth-made Sauna, and the Meditation Gazebo. These are museum-quality natural buildings designed by renowned natural builder and sculptor SunRay Kelley.


Treat yourself!

If you would like to treat yourself while you are on your retreat with us you can book a time in our earthen, wood-fired sauna (seasonal only), or book a session with our amazing therapist Jamie Winters (by appointment only). Jamie is an extremely gifted Integrative Craniosacral therapist.


Kindly check her page under our Workshop and Retreats tab for more details or contact Jamie at

(310) 427-0515 website


Plan your stay. Experience nature.


Set among 120 acres of natural forest, the Bear Hut is a charming straw bale cabin, a beautiful natural building, with crafted cob walls and floors made from our forest clay and natural resources. Being inside a cob building gives a sense of grounding, safety, and calm, similar to being nestled, cradled in the redwoods. Lulled by the sound of wildlife, the trees, the creek,

and the stars. Totally off the grid and functional during outages. This is a spectacular glamping experience in nature.

Bear Hut Gallery