Fancyland likes visitors, we just ask that you make arrangements in advance. Whether you are just passing through or looking for a longer stay, invite yourself for a rest, a rendezvous with a date, help out with gardening or land projects, meet up with your pals here, or just simply visit and enjoy the magic and calm brilliance of the place.
Length of Stay: Visitors are welcome for up to a two-week stay, though longer stays (one month or more) can be negotiated. Just be in touch, and we can talk about the details.
Costs: There is no set fee for visiting. You can self-assess your impact or use $5/day per person as a guide. In the winter, firewood is an additional expense: $9 per 1.5 x 1.5 sq ft. Unless other arrangements have been made, just bring your own groceries and be fairly self-sufficient.
What Kind of Costs are We Talking About? Whether you are visiting or hosting an event, costs are minimal. Expenses are toilet paper, propane for cooking & showers, Fancyland food staples (if used), lamp oil, ice for coolers, laundry for bed sheets, and miscellaneous supplies.
Spaces Available: Inquire as to if one of the three indoor spaces are open (see “facilities/details” tab): Upstairs Studio has a double bed; Guestroom (the boathole) has a queen bed; Guest Cabin (the parlor) has a double bed. Otherwise, there is room for camping outside.
What to Bring: Bedding and blankets are provided in each indoor sleep space. Things that are good to have here, especially in the summertime: sunscreen, headlamp or flashlight, 3 AAA batteries (as there are extra headlamps here), insect repellent, long-sleeved and light weight shirts and pants for mosquito and poison oak protection, a hat, sunglasses, earplugs, water bottle, tent, pillow, sleeping bag and pad, sturdy shoes, swimwear, and towel.
Expectations: You don’t have to work trade or do any kind of exchange to visit. It’s helpful if you want to pitch in on a few chores, but you can just do your own thing. Resting is a great way to use the space. If you want to work on projects, there is opportunity to participate and you can find out what is going on. Just ask! In the warm months (May-Oct) is when projects typically happen.
How To Visit:
- Call or email with some dates in mind
- Communicate what you hope to get from your stay
- Check the “facilities/details” tab and let us know if you would like to reserve a particular space: guest room (the boathole); upstairs studio; cabin (the parlor); tree platform (the jolly roger); or if camping out is okay
- We’ll let you know if the dates work
- We’ll pencil you in & reserve a space & send you directions
*If you want a longer stay, we can send you further information about such arrangements
- Please respect that we are trying to foster an anti-oppression and healing environment on the land, with intentional space for discussion and engagement around racism, oppressions and privilege. We ask that non-targets of oppression be open to learning, not perfect. We understand that we are all human and injuries may occur, mistakes made. And we believe that holding each other accountable, including ourselves, should be a compassionate process. Additionally, we have received feedback from several people of color that because Fancyland is intimate and isolated (including being located in a rural, white-dominated county), it can be unnerving/unenjoyable to be the only person of color here. It may be important to know that historically Fancyland has been accessed by majority white people.
- Respect other peoples’ feelings and emotions and take responsibility for your own
- Utilize respectful forms of communication with others, hear what others are saying to you
- Respect your own and others’ right to privacy, solitude, quiet and security in their personal space and negotiate the use of communal space
- Respect personal boundaries, touch others appropriately and refrain from violence
- Care for individual and communal property
- Respect for the community infrastructure, decision-making processes, and the vision, goals and policies of Fancyland
- Cover repair costs that you cause
- Be responsible for communicating your ideas, needs and feelings. If you need support in handling oppressive behavior on the land, let residents know and we can assist
- Be conscientious of your presence in regards to the areas where you are a non-target of oppression