Workshop students and other travelers may wish to camp at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA. There is a roomy camping area with designated campsites and additional room for any overflow.  The bathrooms are centrally located in the Central Oasis area outside the Real Goods Store.  The showers and outdoor kitchen are located beyond the lavendar labyrinth in the southeast area of the site.  Campsites are first-come, first-served.

CAMPING FEES:  $25 per night/tent and $35 per night for RV (space available in main parking lot, no hookups).
DISCOUNT RATES: Workshop attendees pay $10 per night/tent and $15 per night for RV.    




  • Pre-registration:
  • On-site Registration:
    • Real Goods Store:  10am-6pm daily, 10am-5pm in winter (closed Christmas & New Year's Day)
    • Campground (no host):  Place site fee in envelope provided at the campground info board and place in donation box at the welcome kiosk going into the main parking lot.

     (Note: if you are arriving late or leaving early the next day you will need to pre-register or register through the store during store hours to obtain the gate code.  The gate locking and unlocking has a rough estimate of 7-9pm in the evening and 7-8am in the morning and is subject to change.)


  • We are located just off Highway 101, so expect to hear highway traffic noise. 
  • The camping area is a natural field with a few shade trees.  Please be mindful of the dozens of native oak saplings planted in 2016.
  • Great quick, inexpensive overnight stop if you are traveling.
  • The lush lawns of the main grounds are available for picnicing, relaxing and exploring if you are staying longer.
  • The town of Hopland is a 5-10 minute walk for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • On occasion there are events at the Solar Living Center with music at night and increased dust due to traffic - check this website, and Emerald Pharms' website for information. 

Click here for camping orientation to the site - parking, restrooms, water, kitchen, shower, firepit. 

Enjoy your stay!

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The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for 20 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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