At this time there are no pets allowed at the residency. Due to the presence of other animals (cats and farm animals) and to the liability they represent, we ask that you please leave your beloved furry friends at home.
Our policy regarding visitors does not allow for anyone who has not been accepted as a resident, staff or invited guest to spend the night on the property. Visitors may be allowed to visit during the day with permission from staff requested in advance.
Firearms are absolutely prohibited on the residency property.
We ask that you observe quiet hours in the sleeping quarters from 9pm – 7am. There are plenty of other places that you can hang out or work on the property during this time. With the majority of residents sleeping in the farmhouse, it is crucial that we keep the environment calm and quiet at night.
We encourage you to bring your bike if you can, as it’ll help you get around the area, to the library or village store, if you need to go. We can help arrange transportation to nearby towns and attractions.
On site is a large pond perfect for swimming and floating. If you are interested in fishing while in Vermont please come talk to us and we can recommend where to do so, and the nearby store sells fishing licenses. The Waits River is about a mile away and has a few spots close by that are ideal for swimming and tubing. Any water activities are at your own risk.
Please keep in mind that Summer in Vermont comes with wildlife and insects. We encourage you to bring your own bug spray. Typical wildlife in the area includes hawks, eagles, cranes, deer, coyotes, beaver, foxes and rabbits.
While you are here you will be will be sharing space with Seth, Kenya and Satie (who is 4 years old), the permanent residents of the property. The farm is our home and with it comes a collection of miscellaneous furniture, knick knacks, salvaged material, and other items. For the most part we urge a “look, but don’t touch” policy when it comes to the spaces used for storage and materials scattered around the property. However, if you see something that would work perfectly for your art making, come talk to us, we may be able to help you make use of some of these items. In general, we ask that you please respect the property and items/furniture within it. We hope to be able to continue to host artists for many years to come.
Cell phone reception is spotty and unreliable on the premises. A landline is available for emergencies. There are nearby hills where reception is better if you need to make phone calls. Many find it is most convenient to set up online calls with loved ones and others they need to get in touch with.
Wireless Internet is available in some parts of the property including your bedroom and outside. However, please note that as we are located in a very rural area, internet can be slow and spotty at times, especially when being heavily used. There may be times when it is not working at all. We encourage residents to turn off their cell phones or switch to airplane mode when they are not using them.
Many work spaces and facilities are partially or fully outdoors. Please be prepared for both hot and cool weather. Nights can drop as low as 50 degrees and days can get as high as in the 90s.