Private room

2 Guests

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bed

Per Night
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About this listing

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!

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


Cleaning Fee: £10
Security Deposit: £81
Weekly Discount: 24%
Cancellation: Flexible


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.

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.

The neighbourhood

Adjecent to and within walking distance to the Northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, Great hiking and boulder climbing! 5 minute drive from Joshua Tree Village, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, restaruants, shops, health food store, art galleries, Saturday farmers market and local happenings.

Getting around

From the Palm Springs Airport, take Highway 62 towards 29 Palms.

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!!!

House Rules
House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is 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.

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Hosted by Lisa

Joshua Tree, California, United States · Member since May 2012

Simple. Practical. Creative. Earthy.
I've been a Drum Medicine Woman for 17 years and came to Joshua Tree to build my Earth Dome Home and continue my life's work as an artist of sacred instruments and the shamanic healing arts. I have a passion for inspiring my clients in finding their own medicine of empowerment.
The Sleep Pod listings that I offer to Airbnb guests were initially built as research and development and practice run for the dome home. Later, I was inspired to rent the pods to visitors coming to Joshua Tree and offer guests a space to unplug, immerse in nature and soak in the beauty of desert!
I am a resident caretaker and I don't have a staff except for the occasional work for trade or hire. I also offer consultations on Earthbag Building and applicable Building Codes for the San Bernardino area.
Whether I'm traveling or folks are visiting, I love meeting and greeting new and old connections!!!!
"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.

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