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SuperhostWest Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Private room in tent hosted by Julia
4 guests1 bedroom4 bedsShared half-bath
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Safe, quiet space. Pitch your own tent anywhere in my backyard. Free wi-fi and electrical outlet, extension cord for outdoor use upon request. Fire pit with grill on site for you, ask about fire wood as supply may vary. Camping toilet and toilet paper will be set in a defined tarp wall area for you. Bring your own sleeping gear and coolers for food. $1 of your night's stay will go to SILT. (See silt dot org for info.)

The space
You can use the grill over our fire pit, outdoor seating, and the table on the patio. There is a privacy fence on one side of the yard, a tall privacy hedge on another, and a 4' high chain link fence across the back; the backyard neighbor almost always has the window coverings closed. Our house takes up most of the other side of the lawn. We ask that you respect and leave our fruit and vegetable beds and gas grill for our use. You may use the rain barrels to extinguish fires.

Guest access
You'll be welcomed in our backyard. To get the camping experience, you'll want your own cooler and gear for food, fire starting kit, and firewood. If you are new to fire making, we may be able to help you if we're home. Enter and exit the backyard from either side of the house; there is no lock on the gate.

Other things to note
We have a good central location, and are close to University Ave., a major street to all the metro and I-80/35. I would appreciate a knock on the front door before you unload so that I can welcome you.
Safe, quiet space. Pitch your own tent anywhere in my backyard. Free wi-fi and electrical outlet, extension cord for outdoor use upon request. Fire pit with grill on site for you, ask about fire wood as supply may vary. Camping toilet and toilet paper will be set in a defined tarp wall area for you. Bring your own sleeping gear and coolers for food. $1 of your night's stay will go to SILT. (See silt dot org for info.…

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Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Our backyard camp site is in West Des Moines: 5 minutes or less to I-235, I80/35, and the Jordan Creek area; 15 minutes to downtown Des Moines. Because our neighborhood is quiet, you may hear occasional sports announcers, fireworks, and the rare, noisy dog.

Hosted by Julia

Joined in May 2017
  • 124 Reviews
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I'm a local food systems advocate, bee keeper, modern dance performer, and educator. Airbnb has been good to my family and me over the years and I'd like to contribute to the movement. I donate $1 from every night booked to the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust to strengthen my commitment to responsible land use. My place is conveniently located near I-235 and I-80/35. I would love to meet you!
I'm a local food systems advocate, bee keeper, modern dance performer, and educator. Airbnb has been good to my family and me over the years and I'd like to contribute to the movem…
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House rules
Check-in: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 9:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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