Retreat in Alabama

Intentional Conscious Living

Our Philosophy

We are on a journey building a new life, home, and community off-grid. Finding inspired intuitive functional solutions that add true comfort organically – living with and guided by the integrity of nature herself.

Welcome Home

Parksland Aspirations

What about myself ?

My name is Dustin

I grew up in the mountains of Western Oregon, earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering and traveled the world (30+ countries) interested in learning simple truths and perspective from the beautiful tapestry of people’s life choices and circumstance. I built a career working for Honda doing Engineering and leadership (still my day job) – and after a decade living in the city moved to Parksland in July 2016. Know how to make some things work – Learning many more.

Pet name: Hewhocan

Visit the places

In Parksland we have created beautiful places to enjoy nature and live in peace. Want to go for a walk ?

The places


Follow what happens in Parksland

What's new ?

Valhalla kitchen is done

Valhalla kitchen is done The news Valhalla roof is done, feels wonderful ! Read more news Valhalla kitchen is done Valhalla kitchen is done The news Valhalla roof is done,… Read More décembre 12, 2020

Read More

The Campground

Parksland is in the heart of Talladegha National Forest. Come for a treck in the Apalacian trail or swim in the beautiful Blue Hole. We have a campground on the side of the creek where you can enjoy Nature as a way of life. 

Contact us or book on Hipcamp

About the camp

About camping


The Calendar

Come enjoy one or more event with us !

What events ?

Join us on workaway

Come help us and become part of the retreat

Why ?

Feedback from Lily and Angelica

For our first time using Workaway, we couldn’t have imagined a better experience. From the first moment we met Dustin, he welcomed us with a big hug saying “welcome home,” and we truly felt that weI were home for the first time in a long time for the 10 days that we were there. Dustin taught us sososo much not just about running a homestead, Acro yoga, taking care of animals and nature, and living off-grid, but about how to be an open-minded, open-hearted, caring, giving, beautiful person. We were surrounded by such peace and beauty immersed in a beautiful forest with swimming holes, cute kitties, and some really dope people. We could never thank you enough for welcoming us into your beautiful life, Dustin! We miss and love you and hope to see you very soon!

~Lilly and Angelica

What will you do

We are building an off grid homestead and nature retreat on 40 acres surrounded by the Talladega National Forest. Looking for select volunteers to help work and live alongside us.

We are working on hiking trails, and camp sites, gathering and chopping firewood, building a house for Grandma and Grandpa Parks on the other side of our property and making community fire circles.

Help is needed stacking firewood to fill the woodshed, feeding the chickens, cooking, cleaning in the community kitchen/dining pavilion and host’s cabin, construction help and helping support the off grid homestead activities. Cleaning of host cabin and cooking shared meals with host family – not for retreat guests.

What we provide

Volunteers are provided a pre setup tent with a real mattress, linens, sleeping bags and pillow for sleeping and common use of the kitchen / dining community pavilion (The Valhalla). Also, we have Actually Hot showers.

All food is provided, we usually do an evening meal all together and daytime meals are individual preparation.

Some help is needed supporting retreat guests (less than one hour per day), remaining hours are homestead support. Small cash pay is provided [$50/week] to cover the time helping with retreat business.

Contact Us

Let’s get in touch !



Retreat in Alabama