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Who are we

Hello! We Are Malcolm and Natalie McCrae! We are artists, entrepreneurs and nomads who live in our 1980 MCI bus conversion. We are passionate about living a self sustainable,  creativity driven life. Living on the road for 3 years has given us a great appreciation of having safe, quiet places to stay, and owning our own land has been such a blessing.  We are creating a small off grid homestead and sanctuary that we would love to share with others. We offer DRY camping, available for those looking for a quiet and peaceful setting as a base camp for exploring the area! Come pitch your tent, bring your rv or camper. Build a fire in the rock fire pit, gaze at the stars, listen to the birds and enjoy nature! You will likely see some wildlife like deer, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks in the mornings! In addition to camping, we also have a store with many of our handmade, one of a kind items for sale!

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We are located off of I-57 in Southern Illinois, in the sleepy town of Tamms, just off the Great River Road, Grapevine Trail and 15 miles from Cape Girardeau, MO. Geographically, we are close to 3 major highways (I-57, I-24, I-55) and 4 different neighboring states! (Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas). We are nestled next to Shawnee National Forest which offers hundreds of miles of hiking, caves, waterfalls, and natural wonders within an hours drive. Ferne Clyffe, Giant City Park, Little Grand Canyon, and Garden of the Gods lie within the Shawnee.. The Southern Illinois Wine Trail is also a highlight, along with many other natural and historical points of interest! During fall and winter, large populations of waterfowl and bald eagles are seen at nearby Horseshoe Lake and other conservation areas. With all the beautiful views and recreational activities to choose from, you may wish to stay a few days to experience them all!

Hello! We Are Malcolm and Natalie McCrae! We are artists, entrepreneurs and nomads who live in our 1980 MCI bus conversion. We are passionate about living a self sustainable, creativity driven life. Living on the road for 3 years has given us a great appreciation of having safe, quiet places to stay. The opportunity to have our own land has been such a blessing and is giving us the chance to create a small off grid homestead and sanctuary that we would love to share with others.

We are currently offering DRY camping, (water available) for those looking for a quiet and peaceful setting for exploring the area! Come pitch your tent, bring your rv, skoolie or bus! Gaze at the stars, listen to the birds and enjoy nature!

In addition to camping, we also have an outpost with many of our handmade, one of a kind items on display for sale! From artwork to crystals, all natural beauty products and more!!!

Please send a message if you'd like to come help create, share and grow!

Upcoming Events

  • Brotherhood Retreat 2024
    Brotherhood Retreat 2024
    ven. 23 août
    380 Idlewild St
    23 août 2024, 15:00 – 25 août 2024, 15:00
    380 Idlewild St, 380 Idlewild St, Tamms, IL 62988, USA
    Join us for a rejuvenating weekend in nature to celebrate Malcolm's 44th birthday! This special gathering is designed for men of color to connect with nature and each other, creating a sacred space for African American men to express their feelings, emotions, and heal in a safe environment.
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