Who camps in Hushville and what is their age range?

We are a really diverse group, singles, couples, LGBTQ.  Our age range is from early 20’s to early 80’s, yup you heard right we have had people in their 80’s join us regularly and lemme tell you they ROCK!!!.

I have a great idea for something that should be done in Hushville.

Wonderful… do it! We set up the infrastructure (MAGIC MARTYS event space and  POPPERS PLACE at Town Round gathering  space… all the cool stuff comes from those of you who camp in it! The Burning Man Organization is big on interactivity and we fully support that initiative.

Will there be a community kitchen / shower / evap pond?

No, all camps within Hushville operate autonomously. Just as though you were in open camping, you are responsible for all aspects of your own experience. Likewise, there is no community shower or grey-water evaporation system. It’s all up to you, folks.

Just how quiet do we have to be? Can I play my drum?

People camp in Hushville because they want some peace and quiet. Will your activity (singing, yelling, drumming, chanting, blacksmithing, whatever) be at odds with this? If so, Hushville’s not the best spot – but there’s a whole wide playa out there where you can do it. We don’t expect people to sit around in muted silence (ain’t no party like a Hushville party!), but just keep in mind why it’s called Hushville. We have had impromptu jam sessions with non amplified instruments every year.

How about a radio or boombox?

Technically, these come under the category of amplified sound, but we understand the importance of listening to BMIR especially during weather events. The single most important thing is that the sound not extend beyond your own camp.

I know the rules say “no amplified sound within Hushville,” but can I hold my fabulous “Twenty-Four Hours of Tuba” celebration one foot from Hushville’s boundaries?

While that would technically be in compliance with Hushville’s rules, it’s not really in swing with the spirit of the village.

What’s to stop someone from setting up a giant sound system right across the street from Hushville?

Nothing, provided they’re not violating the official sound policy. However we have worked with the Rangers in the past when this issue has come up and have come to  satisfactory arrangements in most cases.

Is it OK if I bring an RV?

Sure, as long as you don’t plan to use the generator. You may find a few tent campers choose to use you as a wind break.

Can I run my car engine from time-to-time to charge my laptop/camera/whatever?

Nope! An idling car engine is a generator. It makes noise, creates exhaust and is not allowed in the village.

But I really need air conditioning during the hot part of the day.

Have you considered volunteering in ice sales at Arctica? It’s the coldest place on the playa, and you’ll be doing a good deed.

How do I help out around Hushville?

That’s the best question you could have asked! Our needs change from year to year. Keep an eye on the Discussion Group here on the website, and be sure to subscribe to the Announcements topic and the Events topic to learn about projects, get-togethers and volunteer opportunities within Hushville. 

Will there be someone responsible for clean-up?

Yes… YOU! Hushvillains are 110% committed to thoroughly cleaning our individual camps, the village area, and picking up MOOP as we travel about the playa. It’s important to us to be “green” on the annual MOOP Map so we can get placed for next year.

If I camp in Hushville, will I have to do anything special?

You need to abide by our three rules. We also require all placed camps to host event(s) throughout the week. Individual/couples camping with us are strongly encouraged to either host an event in one of our event spaces or contact our events team (see the Events page on the website) to see how you can become involved in our interactivity. It is critical that we continue to build on our interactivity as its a requirement from Burning Man Placement that we provide ‘significant’ interactivity in order to be in good standing so we can be placed in the following year. Hushvilles survival is dependant on your participation. 

Does camping in Hushville qualify me for early arrival into BRC?

No. If you arrive before the official start time the gate will turn you away.

Link to our 2024 camping registration page

2024 Camping Registration

Link to our 2024 Greeter Station Signup Sheet

Hushville Village Layout 2024

If you are registered to camp with us we guarantee we will have space for you up until Wed morning of Burn Week. So you can take that stress off your plate. We do ask that if you register that you actually do camp with us, do NOT use us as a ‘backup plan’ as your registration may prevent someone else from camping with us if we are full. Please be curteous. We do follow up with ‘no shows’