ACCOMMODATIONS

The sleeping cabins at Haystack were designed as part of the larger campus plan of American architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes.

Each of these structures follows a similar architectural approach to the iconic, mid-century buildings that have come to define the school over time. 

Campus housing is situated on the upper, middle and lower tiers of campus, with ADA accessible housing available on the upper tier. Each of these areas is interconnected by wooden walkways and within close proximity to the studios and dining hall.  Cabins are modest in scale and have twin beds with appropriate storage for clothing and luggage. Cabins and studios at Haystack do not have heat and participants should be prepared for the varied weather we experience on the coast of Maine. Temperatures can range from a low of 40 on cool evenings to a high of 90 on extremely warm days throughout the summer. 

When applying to most of our programs we will ask for housing preferences and while we make every effort to assign participants their first choice, occasionally we must make assignments based on availability and need.

Haystack offers the following housing options:

 

Single  
with bath; Limited availability

Double
with bath

Quad
with bath

 

Double
Near central washroom

Triple
Near central washroom

Dorm
Near central washroom

 

In 2017 Haystack completed a major upgrade to the cabins with the addition of 100 new beds, side tables and storage units designed by Rosanne Somerson, and John Dunnigan. Both individuals have deep connections to the school, having taught multiple times over the years. Rosanne Somerson has served on the Haystack board of Trustees and is the President of the Rhode Island School of Design; where John Dunnigan teaches in the Furniture Design department. Hand built by Tyler Inman in Providence, RI and Fancher Chair of Falconer, NY, the beds are thoughtfully designed and through their simplicity, perfectly suited to the architecture of the campus.