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Zeppelin - Private elevated view sky deck

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
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 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. 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!

Guest access
Guests have access to private trailer and are provided with parking.

There is also a communal playground for those with children!

Other things to note
Sunlight Ranch embraces the creative and spiritual vibe of Joshua Tree. Many people come here to relax so please be mindful of this.

The Sunlight Ranch is not yet suitable for pets. Your pet’s safety is important to us. We are working on developing and a gated area free from cactus and potentially harmful wildlife so that we can accommodate pets in the future.

Since we are a permaculture farm, we do not allow campfires. We love this planet and are doing our best to reduce our carbon footprint. If you smoke, please do it outside.

We have weather shifts, so bring layers of clothing appropriate for the time of year. It is the desert, but it does get pretty cold at night. We always recommend guests bring a light coat and dress warmer in the winter!

Please be respectful of check-in now 11 am and check-out, now 4 pm times.

Commercial Shoots:
A flat rate of $450.00 a day, added to the nightly rate. Up to a five member film crew would be covered by the permit fee purchased through the Airbnb site. Only 1-4 registered/paid guests are allowed to stay overnight on property per insurance. All crew not registered to sleep over must leave the property by 8 PM. Larger projects will be $ 1200 to $2000 and require booking more sites as needed, to avoid disturbing other guests staying. Please call us prior to booking to discuss all the details for planned shoots.

*If we are booked, take a look at our co-host: Starry Desert Nights
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28009560
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 year…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Iron
Hangers
Essentials
Heating
Air conditioning

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Location

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!
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, a…
Getting around
2
Walk Score®
Almost all errands require a car.
20
Bike Score®
Minimal bike infrastructure.

Hosted by Buck

Joined in February 2012
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Welcome to Sunlight Ranch! *Formerly known as The Buzzards roost, 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. Hero-certified builder with focus on distributed roof-top solar installation, rain 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. Buck lives here on site and wear all the hats. Austin is our Cleaner and also assists Buck build and fix things. Daughter Sidney is our booking agent and concierge. We are all keeping and 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, soon you will be able to visit The Buzzards Roost Cafe during your visit... In Buck's words; "I am an inventor/bui…
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
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100