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Zeppelin - Private elevated view sky deck

Camper/RV hosted by Buck
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
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Vintage trailer with elevated deck and great views! Perfect for sunrise, sunset, and stargazing.

The space
The Zeppelin is a 1954 vintage 33-foot trailer home which features original beautifully restored wood interior and amazing views to the south of Joshua Tree National Park. It is the second rescued trailer from Quartzsite, Arizona where it had been enclosed by a building for over fifty years. It was transported to Joshua Tree and is now ready for guests to enjoy! The elevated deck is perfect for viewing sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing The Zeppelin is one of four private trailers located on Sunlight Ranch! The Zeppelin is the only unit located inside the gate near the main house.

The Sunlight Ranch and all of the trailers located on it are powered 100% by solar energy and work congruent with the natural environment. Mini split heat pump and rear bed equipped with a electric mattress pad for your comfort.
Our permaculture features a grey water system, a greenhouse, repurposing of materials, and a sustainable lifestyle. During your stay, we hope you learn something and are inspired by our bio-cooperative design!

It is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Sunlight Ranch is an observer of Dark Sky Association regulations in order to keep light pollution to a minimum, which creates the perfect stargazing experience. We provide Dr. Bronner's bio-compatible soap/shampoo. Please be careful and try to make sure only water and mild soap/non whiting toothpaste goes down the drain. Our Grey water system provides life giving water to our plants.

The bedroom is equipped with a full bed. The sofa bed is also a full which is adequate for two as long as they plan on snuggling! We provide extra linens for additional guests so please specify the correct number of paid guests in your party. Coffee, filters, non-dairy creamer, sugar, cooking oil and a small variety of spices are located in the trailer. Filtered water is also included via Brita Pitcher which is in the fridge.

Come checkout all the vintage charm the Zeppelin has to offer!

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
EV charger
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Children’s books and toys

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Where you’ll be

Joshua Tree, California, United States

We are in a unique area with spectacular views, dark night skies, star gazing, wildlife corridors, jack/cottontail rabbits, coyote, roadrunners, desert tortoise, quail, squirrels, migratory buzzards, sunsets, and sunrises, and amazing blue clean clear skies with bizarre cloud formations. They all work together to illuminate your senses!

Hosted by Buck

Joined in February 2012
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Welcome to Sunlight Ranch! *Formerly known as The Buzzards roost, hopefully soon you will be able to visit The Buzzards Roost Cafe during your visit... In Buck's words; "I am an inventor/builder, with a high regard for strengthening community. I am a night sky star-gazer with a well developed love of nature and wide open undeveloped spaces. Licensed permaculture certified builder with focus on distributed roof-top photonics solar energy , rain/storm water harvesting systems using seamless gutters, greywater and bio-filtration systems based on Mike Reynolds Earthship designs. I was a founding member of Transition Joshua Tree Water and Power Group and I am a California Licensed General, Electrical and Plumbing Contractor. A climber and explorer in search of a simpler less complex way of living based on stacked-function regenerative permaculture ideology. I love to to restore old cars, vintage furniture and circa 1950 vintage wood interior trailers. I love the arts and music, wildlife, mother nature, and grandfather sun. Mumsie, Bucks 87 year old mother lives here on site in the rambling five addition cabin so common here in JT.Buck wears all the hats, builder, maintenance, Cleaner, Daughter Sidney sometimes assists as our booking agent and concierge and cleans to earn extra money while in school for environmental studies at UCR, Riverside. . We keep an eye on our Airbnb site, guest communication is best served via Airbnb messaging system so we all get it and whoever is available first answers. Our goal is to assure you an excellent stay and experience. Enjoy!!
Welcome to Sunlight Ranch! *Formerly known as The Buzzards roost, hopefully soon you will be able to visit The Buzzards Roost Cafe during your visit... In Buck's words; "I am an in…
Co-hosts
  • Jonathan
  • Sidney
During your stay
If you want to talk water, energy or permaculture, then I am your guy! I will do my best to try and make time to discuss solar power, permaculture, and any bio-cooperative designs.

If you are a musician, you can play at the open mics; Monday nights at Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown and Tuesdays at the Saloon in Joshua Tree. If you are an artist, just feeling the land ask us and we will give you a couple of ideas still in our pipeline and you can leave a calling card sample of your creativity on our land for future guests to enjoy. We have lots of materials to play with and the space to create.
If you want to talk water, energy or permaculture, then I am your guy! I will do my best to try and make time to discuss solar power, permaculture, and any bio-cooperative designs…
Buck is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 11:00 AM
Checkout: 4:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure
Cancellation policy