Desert Glamping in Rustic Domes in Joshua Tree, California
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There is a shower house, an outhouse with a flushing toilet and sink, and a Kiva firepit. In addition, there is an outdoor, shaded kitchen that comes fully equipped with a mini refrigerator, a stove top, and all necessary cookware and tableware. There is potable drinking water on-site, and glampers should bring their own water bottle to refill. This site also has Wi-Fi.
The domes are both eight feet in diameter, and the structures are designed so that one may feel a part of their surroundings as opposed to feeling apart from it. The domes are sustainable and simple accommodations, built using Earthbag Technology as taught by CalEarth. The walls are 18 inches thick made from a mixture of earth and cement (15% of the former, 85% of the latter). This combination provides a thermal mass, which cools the homes in the summer and warms them come winter.
The three principles of dome building are arches, geometry and friction. The four elements in dome building are earth, wind, fire and air. Within the walls of these pod vacation homes, building principles and elements come together resulting in sacred geometric structures that guests can stay in during their next visit to Joshua Tree. This is a perfect chance to fully immerse yourself to connect with nature and the Earth.
Children are $10 to $20 per night. Extra guests are welcome for $20 per night. Firewood is available for $5/bundle.
If the guest cancels 7 days or more prior to check in.
- Hot water
- Cell service
- Running water potable
- 2 Double bed
- Picnic area
- Private Kitchen
- Linens and pillows
- 1 Half-bath
- Tea kettle
- Fire pit
- Cooking basics
- Toilet paper
Location + Surroundings
The site is adjacent to and within walking distance of the Northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, which boasts great hiking and boulder climbing. It’s also a five-minute drive from Joshua Tree Village, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, restaurants, shops, a health food store, art galleries, a Saturday farmers' market, and local happenings. Get ready for expansive views and open skies, day and night. Stargazing is a must while staying here!
Adventures and sports
If glampers are inspired by the magic of domes and circles, they may wish to try a sound bath at the Integratron, which is just 20 miles north of Joshua Tree. The Integretron is a wooden dome that was created to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel. If guests have a soft spot for rocks, they should walk a short distance to the northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, where they'll find their pick of boulders to climb and trails to hike.
After finishing exploring rocks for the day, drive to Joshua Tree Village, which is only five minutes away. There, glampers can treat themselves to a Rock Climber's Revenge smoothie at Natural Sister's Cafe. Guests can also visit Grateful Desert Apothecary for herbal tinctures, or indulge in a customized aromatherapy oil blend, and see local art displayed at Joshua Tree Art Gallery.
Guests can return to the camp site before dusk, so they can watch the sun set from the front stoop of the domes. Stargazing and roasting marshmallows in the Kiva fire pit are a natural finish to each day.
Check-in: from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
- First aid kit
Check-in is 2pm. Check-out is 10 am.
Arrivals after 9 p.m. may have to check themselves in.
This is a private residence and all visitors or volunteers must make arrangements to visit the site. These arrangements can be made with the site owner.