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About this listing

New for Summer 2017 pagoda shade with misters and indoor cool dip tub!!

Bonita Domes is a private home studio and retreat. Ideal for those who want to integrate themselves with nature for a rustic yet luxurious camp~like experience. Expansive views & open skies day and night. Star gazing is a must!

Note: 7% Transtient Occupancy Tax is included in the nightly rate. San Bernardino County #2647

The space

A private setting with 2 Sleep Pod Earth Dome structures within the Bonita Domes Village. Sleep Pods are 8 foot in diameter with storage or childs sleeping cave.

Each Sleep Pod reservation is for single or double occupancy or families of up to 4 with small children. $20/night extra per child.

Sleep Pods include a full size mattress and bedding a solar powered ceiling light. Towels for the shower house are provided. In winter months tea light heaters keep the sleep pods cozy, comfy at night.

Wifi signal is accessible in the outdoor kitchen and kiva firepit areas. Due to the 18" thick walls of the sleep pods, wifi signal may not always be accessible inside the sleep pods.

Guest access

Communal areas include shower house(w/towels), Outhouse w/flushing toilet and sink, Kiva firepit. Outdoor shaded kitchen is equipped with cook top, cooking gear, dishware, utensils, mini ice box refrigerator and skewers for marshmallow roasting. Block ice provided but you may want to bring your own. Pottable drinking water is onsite. Bring your own bottle to refill.

Interaction with guests

The Dome Home on site, is Lisa's private residence and is readily available for check-in and questions while maintaining the privacy of their guests.

Other things to note

Bonita Domes are sturctures built using Earthbag Technology. The walls are 18" thick (15% cement/85% earth) which provides the thermal mass to keep the buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Principles of dome building=arches, geometry, friction. Elements in building=earth, wind, fire, air. Principles + Elements = Sacred Geometric Earthen Sturctures!!

Come visit our giant sandbox and earthbag sculptures in the desert and experience a sense of comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. Where the cool winds and starry nights are the best part of the desert magic!!!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 21
Security Deposit: 79
Weekly Discount: 27%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Walk on beaten paths and roads only. Do not enter adjecent parcels. Parcels are private property and entering them is considered tresspassing.

Please be mindful/heartfull of our quiet rural neighborhood. Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Campfires are only allowed in enclosed fire pit and on non-windy nights. Do not use lighter fluid.

No photos of Main Residence.

Photos of Bonita Domes Sleep Pods are private domain. Be mindful of posting on social media.

No photography, film or video for commercial, professional or student use is permitted on the premises without prior written consent and contract from the owner. Any violation of these rules may be subject to additional fees and/or legal action.

Use compost for food waste and appropriate labeled trash and recycling receptacles.

No third party bookings allowed unless otherwise agreed upon in written form.

Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed unless otherwise agreed upon in written form.

No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in provided can outside.

No fireworks of any kind.

No firearms on property unless kept locked in vehicle. It is illegal to discharge firearms on the property or in BLM land near the house.

No off-road vehicles operated on the property. Off-road vehicles are not legal to operate on neighborhood dirt roads outside of designated OHV areas.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.


Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

416 Reviews


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Alyssa User Profile
July 2017
The place is amazing and an incredible experience!! It was the most glamorous form of "camping" I've ever done. The pods are truly impressive and you can tell how much Lisa cares about what she is building. The outdoor tub was probably our favorite thing! Lisa was very accommodating and sweet. She had a lot of great tips to help beat the heat during our summer stay. It was a very short drive into town where there are some great restaurants and unique shops. I would definitely recommend checking this place out!!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Yay!! So glad you enjoyed!!
July 2017

Seth User Profile
June 2017
This is place is truly part of the charm of Joshua Tree, finding a unique and peaceful place that is not only far away enough from the city but close enough to other wonderful attractions that are relatively nearby. The JT park is walkable and the local shops nearby are the type you expect in this charming little area. Lisa was wonderful and very accommodating, really didn't see her much surely giving one their privacy. I highly recommend staying here as there is everything positive with the experience.
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Yay!! Thank you Seth. You are welcome anytime!!
June 2017

Sami User Profile
June 2017
Lisa's place is exactly as described! Very unique and wonderful experience - watching the sunset and sunrise were some of the best I have ever seen! Thank you for sharing you home with us.
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Response from Lisa:
Yay!! Yes, we do have some beautiful skies here!! Thanks for staying!!!
June 2017

Aundia User Profile
June 2017
Lisa was an incredible host. Her space was perfect for myself and my mother. We are not very outdoorsy, so this was a fun experience out of our typical comfort zone. The earth dome was comfortable and clean. I definitely recommend laying out in the hammock if you feel warm at night. The showers and bathrooms were very clean and nicely designed. We would definitely stay here again!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Thanks for staying! It was great to host you!
June 2017

Dawn User Profile
June 2017
If you appreciate unplugged eco retreats you will enjoy the quiet solitude of this teardrop dome property. Prepare for this beautiful, open air dwelling as temperatures rise quickly in summer sunrise. This is a positive opportunity to hear nature & rise early to find a shade journey perhaps at The Sister's Cafe in town, perhaps shower/bathe in the cool bath room on property first. I hope future visitors continue to honor the sacred Earth space.
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Response from Lisa:
Thank you Dawn!! Great tips for a summertime visit!
June 2017

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
The domes were a beautiful, unique desert experience. VERY clean rooms and property. Lisa is very welcoming, a great communicator, and has thought of everything, and you can see her love for her space in the well-thought out details all around the property. Nice quiet setting, yet close to town. The rooms were a perfect temperature during the day and night, and extra blankets are provided if you get cold. I highly recommend staying here! It was one of the best AirBNB's I've stayed at. Bring firewood because you'll definitely want to use the Kiva Pit! :)
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Thank you Amanda! I'm so glad to hear you had wonderful stay and you consider it one your best Airbnb experiences! Yay!!
June 2017

Steffie User Profile
May 2017
I have two words: it's an amazing expirience and place! Thank you for having us Lisa!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Nice! Thank you!!
May 2017

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.

Practical. Creative. Earthy. Spicy.

I came to Joshua Tree to build my Earth Dome Home and live out my life's work as an artist, teacher and Drum Medicine Woman.

I have 17 years experience in alternative healing arts and crafting drums and sacred instruments for spiritual growth and practices. The earth architecture and geometry of the structures further enhance a lifestyle well being for myself, visitors, guests and clients.

Initially, The Sleep Pods were built for research and development prior to building my dome home. Now visitors coming to Joshua Tree come to Bonita Domes to unplug, immerse in the beauty of the desert and see and feel the magic!

I look forward to hosting in your desert magic experience!

Interested in enhancing your experience?

~Private Shamanic Healing and Drum Medicine sessions
Sessions are available Monday - Friday 10am-3pm by appointment

~Private or group 1 day Drum or Rattle Making sessions.
By appointment 2-3 weeks in advance.

~Drums, rattles and other instruments for your spiritual practice are available for viewing and purchase in the Studio Dome beginning October 2017.

Certificates: Holistic Health Practitioner, Homeopathy, Yoga and Thai Massage, Clinical Nutrition, Earth Life Counselor and Curendismo. Current apprentice in Eco Psychology.

Are you thinking about building your own Dome Home?

~Earthbag Dome Building 3 hour project leader consultation and tour is available by appointment

Other accomplishments: Earth Dome owner and builder, Cal Earth Alumni,

"Curing the heart with Gratitude, lets Magic set the stage for our dance in freedom with prosperous and abundant possibilities."~ Lisa Starr

Search Lisa Starr or Drum Making Journeys for more info on Drum Medicine. Search Bonita Domes for more info on my private home studio and retreat.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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