Thousand of stars waiting to be viewed. Feel all alone while still being close to necessities. Lie on the Stardeck with Binoculars (ready for you to enjoy) and lose track of time as you count the stars while listening to a crackling fire in either or both of our firepits.  Shot by a guest, Neil
Cozy RV in JOSHUA TREE W/ Star Deck- Serene Views
Cozy RV in JOSHUA TREE W/ Star Deck- Serene Views

Entire home/flat

10 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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2.5 Miles from Joshua Tree national park with a view of it right outside your window.

“Vida” can sleep 6 comfortably with 3 beds.

Our land has beautiful views and acres of land to explore. Enjoy coffee on the patio while watching the sun rise or star gaze on our Star Deck - it is an amazing experience!

The space

“El Vida Libre” is an 1982 22ft RV that we rescued and created a cute, comfortable, and cozy little home. She can sleep 6 comfortably with 3 beds - we have had up to 8 before.
There is a kitchen with a 4 burner stove, oven, and fridge. We provide all the basic utensils for cooking indoor and out.
The bathroom has a toilet, sink and standing shower.
Winter time - we have a propane powered heat source and plenty of blankets for the cold Winter nights.
No air conditioning at the moment, but we have a few battery powered fan.
Vida has heat and plenty of blankets for these cold winter nights.
We are solar powered so it's a good idea to be energy conscious once night falls.
Clean linens, towels and all the necessities for a comfortable stay.
There is no wifi.
We DO NOT charge a pet fee. All pets are welcome.
Coffee provided

Guest access

The RV and outdoor space is all yours to enjoy and be free. We have another rental at the far end of the property. It's a relatively new property and we are continuously adding new amenities to it.

Interaction with guests

We will be here to greet you when you arrive and happy to give you the tour inside and outside. We want you to enjoy the land as if it were yours and take in what nature has to offer.

Other things to note

Since we are solar powered and 100% off grid things take a little more work here. Everything you have here to enjoy, such as, water, hot water, a fridge, heat, and lights all have to be powered by propane or solar. This means they can run out. We work hard to make sure that you stay comfortable and all tanks stay full. We ask that you stay mindful of this and do your part to conserve by turning off pumps and switches when not in use.

As mentioned in the description before, there is no air conditioning at the moment (though there is a powered heat source).

Please be mindful of other guests if they are sharing the land as well. We get a lot of great guests so you may meet your next best friends!

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 100 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

It is very peaceful and pure here so please help us keep it that way. If you choose to smoke be very carefully with your ashes and butts as it is very dry and could easily spark. Please only smoke on the star deck and not on the patio. The propane is on the patio so better safe than sorry. Please clean up after yourself and try not to leave butts on our beautiful land and keep our desert clean this also applies to trash and things left around the camp fire. We are 420 friendly only outside as long as you respect our home. Please don't smoke inside the rv out of respect for others who may not like it so much.
Please respect the fact that we are 100% off grid and try to be conservative with power and water.

Absolutely no toilet paper down the toilet. Unfortunately, this must now be a house rule since it was not being respect before. Rv tanks cannot support toilet paper plus we have a diy septic system that also does not support toilet paper. It creates a smell and attracts flies as well as damages our system that we have worked very hard to create as a convenience to our guests.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

146 Reviews

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Kelsie User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful hosts, went above and beyond, were extremely friendly and cheery and brought little fur babies (which is always a huge plus in my book). Response time to any of my questions was very timely and were very laid back hosts. The place is very cozy with its own little quirks. Setting is beautiful and its so close to town that if you needed anything you can pop back in. Plus the national park is just 5 minutes away. They look like they have some big plans for their little campground, and i'm interested in seeing where it goes. All in all, great weekend away.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
We stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted a place that was quiet and somewhat secluded, and to be able to sleep under the stars, without camping. We loved it here! The bedding and towels were clean and comfy. The other RV was closer than we expected, but we each had our own "space", as the outdoor bed and fire pit for the other was not visible from where we were. The RVs are next to a dirt road that had a surprising amount of traffic for being "out there" - the only down-side. Chris and Lorren were great hosts!! There had been a storm, and the star deck bed had gotten wet and they had to cover it up. But they were gracious to let us uncover it after the rain passed, and even provided weather-proof sleeping bags to lay over the mattress so that we wouldn't feel any wet spots. We are looking forward to coming back when the weather cools down, so that we can enjoy sitting out by a fire.

Sam User Profile
August 2017
This is a great place to experience the Joshua Tree area and surrounding deserts. Close proximity to town, restaurants and shops. But far enough away from any central location.

Ben User Profile
July 2017
Chris & Lorren's RV rentals are absolutely beautiful...! Me & my friend stayed for two nights & it was a truly spectacular time. The surrounding desert is calm & surreal, & the location of the RV's couldn't be better, with basically a 360 degree view. They also have a mattress (starbed) outside, which we fell asleep on whilst gazing at all the amazing constellations & shooting stars above us. Also, on our journey there, we got just a tad lost & ended up getting our car stuck in deep sand, and they were kind enough to find us & tow us back to safety...! I reckon we'd still be there now, so thank you!! Overall, I couldn't recommend their place more - I've travelled a fair bit, but this experience was truly unique, & I thank you Chris & Lorren for creating this wonderful space...!

Jena User Profile
July 2017
You can't pick a better place for star gazing, and super close to some really great hiking as well! We absolutely loved our stay and will for sure be coming back! Chris and Lorren's dogs are the SWEETEST.. I really wanted to bring them home with me! We slept outside on the star gazing bed and it was absolutely phenomenal and I highly suggest it!

Jesse User Profile
July 2017
With a bit more attention to detail, this would be a great place to rest your head. The star deck really saved our night!

Anne User Profile
July 2017
Chris and Lorren have created a nice little enclave of RVs on their property. I had rented to use the interior for a photo shoot during the day so did not get to experience it at night which is when I am guessing it is at its best. The outdoor sleeping area is really cool. Unfortunately another guest had left some bad food behind which left the interior of the RV with a hideous odor. Overall the cleanliness was not the greatest. I'm guessing Chris and Lorren are on top of it because they are really caring and invested property owners. The property is on a wide-open plain with views in all directions but it can feel a bit exposed. It's super convenient to the downtown Joshua Tree cafes and to the park. It's a great home base for exploring the area but not necessarily the immediate surroundings. If you're going hiking all day and want to chill out and sleep under the stars at night, it's a good fit.

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Chris, Lorren, Marbles, User ProfileChris, Lorren, Marbles, is a superhost.

We are a free spirited couple who moved away from Los Angeles to be connected with nature and ourselves and meet like minded people. Lorren is a southern belle and animal lover born in Central, South Carolina and living all along the South. Chris is a musician and business owner born and raised in LA. Our plan is to be self sufficient and off grid on our land.

We enjoy meeting people and introducing them to the wonders of the desert. During your visit, you can expect us to respect your privacy but have the reassurance that we are on / near the property should you need anything during your visit.

Our lifestyle is very casual, free, and low key. We love to explore the stars and talk about life. We enjoy road trips and love all types of animals. Our 14 year old Miniature Pinscher / Poodle, Marbles, is an experienced traveler as well. Kida, our 8 month old Blue Nose Pitbull is usually the first one you'll meet. She'll race to your car eager to meet her new friend.
Whisper is our youngest . She is our 5 month old Pit bull. She is Kida's shadow and best buddy. You can be sure you will feel loved by these 2. As sweet and snuggly as they are, they are also our protection here on the land. So feel safe in knowing you have loving guardians watching over you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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