Welcome to Heirloom Hamlet! Just minutes off I-95, in a picturesque wooded setting our family is handcrafting a unique eco-village near romantic Savannah. (See what we are doing on YouTube, search "Making It Count Savannah")
In the early months of our design/build phase we created three 50a RV camping locations that were necessary for our own temporary living arrangements while we worked. Although our tiny homes and the grounds are not complete, the full hookup spaces are now available for guest's campers(bring-your-own), for an anti-campground experience, a private RV retreat in America's Lowcountry and it's historic towns.
The land is a peaceful five acre property graced by a stunning 300 year old Live Oak and is centrally located in the region for reasonable access to the entire Lowcountry. This listing is for the booking of one of three adjacent 50a RV spaces. Two sites are comfortable for maximum length coaches/ fifth wheels whereas a third space is for medium campers.
Your dogs are welcomed, we have two 5 month old pups, and we have a 2500 sq ft fenced dog run for off-leash play.
In our experience there is good cell reception on the land and quality Guest Wi-Fi is present.
Two of the three sites have a continuous sewer connection point and the third spot has access to pull-up waste dumping while exiting.
These are spacious and versatile sites. Depending on how many of the spaces are occupied, you may have the option to stage your coach to face the southeastern 200 acres of unoccupied woodland or towards our unique and every growing Tiny Haus hamlet. Each space has room for parking, grilling, picnicing, campfires, having a catch with your kids...you get the idea.
We are actively building our tiny homes and hope no one hesitates to wander the land and check things out at their leisure. We're proud of what we are doing here with our own hands and enjoy sharing what we are learning about tiny living, solar energy, rainwater harvesting, composting...alternative living in general, really.
The land is only a few minutes (about 2 miles) off the I-95 northbound and southbound exits, a convenient destination off the highway. We have not had or heard any problems about the accuracy of GPS directions.
The entry drive is a horseshoe shape, with a more eastern and a more western entrance. When we receive your booking we will ask a little bit about your rig and provide clear directions to the entrance that will be best in your case. We greet each guest regardless of time, direct to the staging site, and help you get set up wherever it is appreciated. Don't stress about short notice or late arrival times, we get it and we're adjustable.
About the Area:
Our hamlet is located in a primo location for those looking to create a central hub, a headquarters if you will, for exploring the Lowcountry. Here is what you can expect distance-wise from some of the main draws to our region.
Downtown Savannah- 35 minutes If you have never been to these early American cities, it is most definitely worth your time to schedule it in. Not burned during the Civil War years, Savannah's architecture survived like few southern towns and a trolley tour shows you some of the oldest structures in the US. A day on and around River Street is a memory waiting to be made.
Old Town Charleston- 80 minutes Larger, but equally historic, Charleston sets itself apart with a vibrant arts scene. We feel like it may be one of the more"park and walk" towns we've every visited. Go for a stroll along the waterfront at The Battery at Whitepoint Garden and check out the iconic pastel-hued Georgian rowhouse architecture of Rainbow Row. Visit The Charleston Market for a snack and a handcrafted souvenir. There's lots to do in beautiful Charleston. Even the drive there is pleasant.
Hunting Island- 70 minutes Visit the Hunting Island Lighthouse and hunt for shark teeth in the sand as you walk barefoot along the white sand coast. If you want to feel like you spent a little few hours in Jarassic Park...visit Hunting Island.
Here are a few more destinations:
Hilton Head Island- 40 minutes... golf capital of the universe
Bluffton- 35 minutes... cute as a button
Beaufort- 40 minutes... like most of these towns, a nice drive through Live Oaks and Spanish Moss with lots of great dining options
About Heirloom Hamlet:
Ani, Fitch and I are regular folks living our dream. Two years ago we left our South Florida home and custom furniture business to pursue a new goal. We wanted to do something interesting with our lives and to train our boy to do the same. What we are building here is intended to be an experience in environmentally friendly living that balances modern design and an old-world homestead. You will see the erecting of tiny homes and micro-cabins. Installations of solar arrays and water harvesting. Dry toilets and composting. But we do believe in balance, so we have incorporated both alternative and municipality utilities wherever they are required. Here, a person can see and feel if"off-grid" living could be for them.
Through mindful design, our goal is to show just how"normal" bio-compatible, small living can feel. How freeing it can be to identify real wants and needs from perceived ones, and then make our personal ideals a reality. We hope to accomplish this. We certainly are working hard to do so.
To be completely transparent, though, we also hope to inspire others to do the same in their own case. To see the benefits of identifying unnecessary static and shutting it off. To recognize what they really want in their life, and to have the courage to go and get it. At the very least we hope our guests don't expect to find a corporate approach to living or nature here, and that they can appreciate some of our old-fashioned ways, all while having a relaxing getaway in our unique hideaway.