Visitor Guidelines

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Thank you for your interest in HOWL!  We welcome and encourage visitors.  Please email us at howlvt@gmail.com to arrange a visit.  We have a cozy guest room, open community room, and lots of outdoor camping space. There is also limited space for small RV’s (no septic or electric hookups).

Maximum length of stay: There is a maximum stay of two weeks.

Suggested donation: The suggested donation for overnight stays is $15 per person per night in the summer, $30 in winter.  You can donate online using Paypal here. Please let a Collective member know before you make an online donation so we know to look for it.

Children: Girls of all ages and boys up to and including the age of 10 are welcome. Children must be under the care of a responsible adult at all times.

Fire safety:  If not properly used, HOWL’s wood stove can collect dangerous levels of creosote, creating a chimney fire risk. Please do not tend the wood stove unless trained and requested to by a caretaker or collective member. No open flames (including candles) in the barn. Do not leave candles in the house unattended.

Alcohol and tobacco:  Alcohol and other legal substances are allowed on the land, but not in the house, and with no drunkenness. No smoking or vaping within any HOWL structure/building.

Animal guests:  Pets may be permitted, depending on who is staying at HOWL at the time. Please check before bringing your pet. Women bringing animals to the land are responsible for cleaning up after them. Pets must not be left unsupervised, and if a pet becomes disruptive, the visitor will need to take them off the land.

Garbage and trash:  There is a compost bin in the back yard and a bucket indoors. No bones, meat or dairy in the compost. Carry out any trash you have accumulated and check to make sure you have taken everything you brought with you.

Food & sundries: Please plan on bringing all your own food & toiletries, plus a cooler and ice for storage.

Linens & towels: We encourage guests to bring their own sheets, towels, and pillowcases.  We do not have a washing machine, and the nearest laundromat is in Bristol (1/2 hour drive).

Use of shared spaces: HOWL’s common areas can clutter up quickly.  Please clear personal items from common spaces (including kitchen dishes) as soon as you’re done.

Private spaces: Those of us who live at HOWL need to feel that our private living spaces are respected.  Please do not enter residents’ rooms unless you are invited to do so.

Computer Use: We have wireless internet available (bring your own laptop).

Phone: Visitors are welcome to use the HOWL phone to receive calls and make local calls.  Long distance calls require a calling card.  Please limit your phone use, as our phone is shared between HOWL business, residents, and visitors.

When nature calls… Visitors are encouraged to use the beautiful composting outhouse (with mountain views!).  The newly renovated bathroom in the house is also available. Help preserve the life of our septic system by putting all toilet paper in the waste bin, not the toilet.

And speaking of basic needs… During your visit, we hope you will enjoy the beautiful land and the community here at HOWL.  Since we are several miles from the nearest store, cell phone coverage, or anything resembling a downtown, this takes a bit of planning.  Please expect to take care of all your own basic needs (warm clothing, transportation, food, emotional support, communications, etc.).

Guest parking:  HOWL is at the end of a town road, and the turnaround at the top is reserved for residents’ parking.  There is a parking area for guests below the barn. For large gatherings, guests can park along the road.

Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Please maintain quiet hours in the house and on the land.

Pond: We have a lovely small pond for swimming.  We request that no soap, shampoo, lotions or oils be used in the pond in order to maintain the ecology there.

All visitors to HOWL agree to read and abide by these guidelines and hold the collective and resident caretakers harmless from any personal or property damage that may occur on HOWL lands.  HOWL is not responsible for lost or stolen goods.  All visitors use HOWL lands at their own risk.

(Revised April 2018)

DIRECTIONS TO HOWL (895 Salvas Road, Huntington VT)

From Burlington/North:

I-89 South to Richmond Exit 11, go right off ramp to center of Richmond, rt at traffic light, go over Winooski River Bridge and road curves right to Huntington (about 7 miles). Go through center of Huntington until the next smaller village (about 3 miles) which is Huntington Center. Look for a small brown sign on the right that says Camel’s Hump State Park. Across from that sign is a left turn. Turn left until the road forks at a farm. Take right hand fork. Go over a little bridge, then take immediate left after mailboxes, which is Salvas Rd. That, too, goes over a little bridge. HOWL is a mile up the hill at the end of Salvas Rd.

From Montpelier/South:

I-89 North to Richmond Exit 11. Left off ramp. Then follow directions above from center of Richmond.

Or if you are not taking the highway, from Rte 2 take left at light in center of Richmond and continue as above.

From Bristol: 116 North to Hollow Road.  Right on Hollow Road, follow to end.  Right at stop sign onto Huntington Road, follow to Huntington Center, then follow above from Huntington Center.

Call 434-3953 if you get lost.

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