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Rocket Ship - Solar powered alien voyage

Camper/RV hosted by Buck
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the camper/rv to yourself.
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Sci-fi outer space themed vintage trailer home! Views of Joshua Tree National Park and wide open desert. Great for sunrise, sunset and stargazing.
Heated queen mattress pad life support for cold winter nights as well as great electric room heaters.

The space
The 1958 Vintage Red Rocket , is a 7 x 38 foot trailer. The unit is shaded by re-purposed trampolines! They were my kids.
The themed interior is stunning. It is definitely a sight to see!

The Sunlight Ranch and all of the trailers located on it, are powered 100% by solar photonic energy and work congruent with the natural environment. Our permaculture features a grey water system, a greenhouse, re-purposing of materials, and a permaculture regenerative design based lifestyle. Sustainable is not enough anymore.
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 in or Oasis 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 has a very comfortable queen bed. The sofa bed is adequate for two small to medium guests.
We provide extra linens for additional guests so please specify the correct number of guests in your party. Coffee, filters, organic heavy cream, organic 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.

Enjoy an out of this world experience in our Rocket Ship!

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

There is also a communal playground for those with children! Unfortunately closed till further notice.

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 and check-out 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
Sci-fi outer space themed vintage trailer home! Views of Joshua Tree National Park and wide open desert. Great for sunrise, sunset and stargazing.
Heated queen mattress pad life support for cold winter nights as well as great electric room heaters.

The space
The 1958 Vintage Red Rocket , is a 7 x 38 foot trailer. The unit is shaded by re-purposed trampolines! They were my kids.
The th…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Private entrance
First aid kit
Hangers
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
TV
Carbon monoxide alarm
Wifi
Iron

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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…

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
  • Sidney
  • Jonathan
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.Tesla vehicles as well.

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.…
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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 pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure
Cancellation policy