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Moon Camp: An Off-Grid Joshua Tree Retreat

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Dome house hosted by Eric
6 guests2 bedrooms5 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the dome house to yourself.
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***ALL GUESTS MUST BE FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD DUE TO COVID-19***

Moon Camp is a truly unique desert retreat. The home is modern, airy, solar-powered and surrounded by Joshua Trees. Guests have access to the main house, a unique guest house, and a lounge shipping container. See the full description for details.

This is a place for relaxation, exploration, and innovation. Between the guest house and the main home is a peaceful outdoor area complete with fire-pit, grill, hammocks and lounge chairs.

The space
Moon Camp is a truly one-of-a-kind, fully off-grid property. The home is powered entirely by solar panels, and the water is delivered on a bi-weekly basis.

Surrounded by beautiful mountains and a Joshua tree filled landscape for as far as the eye can see, the property is a perfect home base for a trip to the park or just as a place to decompress.

Moon camp consists of three primary structures: the main dome house, a cozy and unique shipping container guest house and a newly renovated lounge shipping container. Between these two structures you will find a private outdoor space, with wooden reclining chairs, and a fire-pit. If you would like to use the fire-pit feel free to; however, there is a VERY HIGH RISK of wildfires. We ask that you please make sure to fully put out the fire with water when you are done with it for the night. We do not provide firewood so please come prepared! There is a Walmart 5-7 minutes down the road for firewood and anything else you may need. A newly constructed courtyard area equipped with two posh hammocks and lounge chairs face West for stunning sunset views.

•SURROUNDING AREA•
While Moon Camp may feel miles away (it is on a short stretch of groomed dirt road), it is conveniently close to most anything you might need. A Yucca Valley shopping center complete with Walmart, Home Depot, fast food restaurants, and other vendors is located just a 5 minute drive away. Additionally, you can hike or drive directly into the Covington Flats (an area of the national park), which is about 5 miles past Moon Camp up La Contenta Road.

Moon Camp is located within the town of Joshua Tree and is a 7 minute drive to Park Boulevard, where you can find local favorites like Joshua Tree Coffee Company and Natural Sisters Cafe. From Park Boulevard, you can drive just 5 minutes to the formal West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.

Additionally, if you plan to have dinner at Pappy & Harriet's (a 17 minute drive from Moon Camp), we strongly recommend making an advance reservation.

•AMENITIES•
• Outdoor seating and two hammocks
• Outdoor fire-pit
• Telescope
• Wi-fi
• 55" Amazon Fire TV with the ability to log-on to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and other streaming services (we do not have cable TV)
• King bed and four twin beds (daybed and loft in the main house and two stand-alone twin beds in the guest house)
• Full kitchen with highly efficient appliances, stocked utensils, cookware and prep tools (we do not have a microwave due to being fully off-grid so please come prepared with food that does not need the use of one)
• Outdoor grill and grill tools
• Stocked towels, shampoo and conditioner, and hand soap
• Various books (many about off-grid living and cook books) and games in the main house
• Adjustable mini-split A/C in the main and guest houses as well as a propane fireplace/heater for chilly nights and an indoor propane mini heater for the guest house


•EVENTS•
Unfortunately due to county restrictions and the limitations of off-grid systems, Moon Camp cannot be used as an event space.

•FOLLOW/LIKE/SHARE•
If you plan on sharing your experience on social media, keep us in the loop! We love seeing photos and getting feedback on your stay:
@mooncampjoshuatree on lnstagram or select "The Moon Camp" as your location!

Guest access
Guests have private access to the home, but please do note that another rental is on this property. There is a wood fence dividing the two but you may see a car pass by when the other guests enter and leave the rental next door.

Other things to note
Off-grid in regards to Moon Camp does not mean checking out from society for a few days (although that is definitely what we suggest our guests do)...It means that we are not connected to any public utilities. We source our own resources, such as energy (solar), water (holding tanks on the premises) and get propane deliveries for gas.

This home is a unique rustic, glamping experience on steroids. If you are expecting the Ritz-Carlton this property may not be for you.

No photoshoots or video-shoots without prior approval. There is an additional location fee for shoots for profit of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, sponsored posts, both in kind and/or paid. A sponsored post is defined as a paid project by a brand offering monetary compensation or exchange of goods. A location consent form must be signed before shoots of any kind. Unauthorized publication of the property will be subject to legal action.

We are a dog friendly property for dogs up to 25 lbs (will consider larger dogs if they are a non-shedding, hypoallergenic breed but still require a pet fee). We do require a **non-negotiable $35 per dog fee** to help us cover the cost of specific extra cleaning needed to ensure the safety of following guests who may suffer from animal related allergies.

Please do not climb/stand/or hang things on the Joshua Trees on the property. Although they may look quite sturdy, they do not have the same root systems as other trees and are quite fragile and old (they are actually large plants, not trees).

Please do not charge electric vehicles at the Moon Camp. Unfortunately, the solar system is not equipped to handle such a significant power draw. We apologize for the inconvenience and are happy to discuss alternative charging options with guests.
***ALL GUESTS MUST BE FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD DUE TO COVID-19***

Moon Camp is a truly unique desert retreat. The home is modern, airy, solar-powered and surrounded by Joshua Trees. Guests have access to the main house, a unique guest house, and a lounge shipping container. See the full description for details.

This is a place for relaxation, exploration, and innovation. Between the guest house and t…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

TV
First aid kit
Travel cot
Carbon monoxide alarm
Essentials
Kitchen
Private entrance
Room-darkening shades
Indoor fireplace
Wifi

Accessibility

Bedroom

Wide entrance
Extra space around bed
Accessible-height bed

Bedroom 2

No stairs or steps to enter
Extra space around bed
Accessible-height bed

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Joshua Tree, California, United States

Stop in Yucca Valley on the way into town! We suggest you check out some of the great shops like Route 62, Desert Curious, Elements on 62 (all vintage) and our favorite, Acme 5. Grab a coffee or a snack at Frontier Cafe. Downtown Joshua Tree is just a few minutes East of the Property (as is the National Park). Grab a souvenir blanket at the Joshua Tree Blanket Co. Such a cool shop. If you're hungry, there are some great places to chow such as Pie for the People, Natural Sisters Cafe and Country Kitchen! Also, get ready to enjoy some epic starry nights, sunrises and sunsets!
Stop in Yucca Valley on the way into town! We suggest you check out some of the great shops like Route 62, Desert Curious, Elements on 62 (all vintage) and our favorite, Acme 5. Grab a coffee or a snack at Fron…

Hosted by Eric

Joined in October 2015
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Husband to my beautiful wife and Co-Host Chelsea and Father to a 2-year old maniac! University of Michigan Alum. Go Blue!
Co-hosts
  • Chelsea
  • Dani
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House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 20:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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