A serene and safe space close to downtown Joshua Tree in a safe rural neighborhood with a loving and peaceful vibration, yoga and healing opportunities, low cost, convenience to wonderful places and events and friendliness to all--human and animal.
A serene and safe space close to downtown Joshua Tree (2mi), located on a dirt road about 1/2mi from pavement. This place and rural neighborhood is special because of a very loving and peaceful vibration, yoga and healing opportunities, low cost, convenience to so many wonderful places and happenings and friendliness to all--human and animal.
There are several options from a large private room with its own entrance to a small bedroom and a cozy loft, shared with a cat. Also, breakfast may be added, or you may cook for yourself if you prefer. It's dog and RV friendly. Tent space is also available. There are daily yoga classes in the dome and private energy healing/integrative bodywork sessions if desired.
Prices vary: $25/night in the loft and little bedroom, $20/night for an RV (your own, I just offer the space), a tent, or an outdoor bed open to the skies, and $60 for the big bedroom. The dome may be rented with special arrangements made in advance for an activity as it is used to SOMA yoga classes 6 days a week and various local meetings and events. There is both an indoor full bath and a bathhouse with an outside shower that is raved about by some. This is semi-rustic: no microwave or dishwasher, but there is a washing machine, solar dryer (i.e., clothesline that leaves a fresh desert air smell), air-conditioner/heater in big bedroom, swamp cooler or wood stove for the rest of the house, as well as other heating/cooling options. Kitchen and bath is usually shared. Free Wi-fi service is available. Sorry, no TV but there is a DVD player/monitor.
People who visit and stay for a retreat say they feel so welcome, peaceful, and healed in this sacred, loving space on 1.25 acres.
We are close to the downtown art and music scene, a couple of theaters, great dinner and music club venues, (Pappy and Harriett's and Willie Boy's, both about a 30 min. drive. ) Also it's very close to the Bhakti Fest and Joshua Tree Music Festivals and about 10 miles to Joshua Tree National Park entrances on Park Ave or at Indian Cove. Morongo Natural Preserve, 29 Palms Marine Base, Pioneer Town, Gubler's Orchids, The Integratron are all nearby. Not as close, but not too far (45min-1.5 hours) is the Date Festival, Coachella Music Festival, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Morongo Basin Transit Authority covers the Morongo Basin east (29 Palms) to west--Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and Palm Springs. There are lots of great restaurants too!
My neighborhood is very safe and I am personal friends with all my neighbors. We watch out for each other and help each other out. My closest ones and I are doing permaculture plans so we can live sustainably and regeneratively some day. It's exciting. My oldest neighbor is a close friend and is 95. The youngest is 3. We have fun.
Once you get downtown, 2 miles away, there are buses that go throughout the basin and to Palm Springs. I can sometimes give rides to town for those in need. There is plenty of parking here. I'm about 50-60 minutes from the Palm Springs airport.
SPECIAL: You can arrange to stay for a week or two and have a healing retreat which includes 6 SOMA yoga classes a week, and 3 private healing sessions, as well as simple, wholesome organic meals once or twice a day.
I have lots of training and experience in psychology, somatic learning, EFT and more.
The night sky during new moon times is awesome. We keep outdoor lights off around here to preserve the quality of the night sky. I do have an outdoor bed on a slab that some people like to use now too.
Guests have access to the kitchen/living area, yard, garden, meditation areas, bathhouse with outdoor shower, and dome for SOMA yoga classes, a private session, or special events.
Interaction with Guests
My interaction with guests depends on what they want; some I get to know well and some I barely see and only talk to them upon arrival. This is guided by people's needs.
My neighborhood is very safe and I am personal friends with all my neighbors. We watch out for each other and help each other out. My closest ones and I are doing permaculture plans so we can live sustainably some day. It's exciting. My oldest neighbor is a close friend and is 96. The youngest is 3. We have fun.
We are 2 miles from downtown and there is a bus that goes through the whole Morongo Valley and down to Palm Springs. Sometimes I give rides into town or pick someone up in town. Taxis are available too. Walking to town is easy.
There's plenty of parking on my property.
Other Things to Note
SPECIAL DEAL: You can arrange to stay for a week or two and have a healing retreat which includes 6 SOMA yoga classes a week, and 3 private healing sessions, as well as simple, wholesome organic meals once or twice a day.
I have lots of training and experience in psychology, somatic learning, EFT and more.
AWESOME: The night sky during new moons is a big attraction. We keep outdoor lights off to preserve the quality of the night sky. I do have an outdoor bed on a slab that some people like to use in good weather and is perfect for stargazing.
Please conserve on water; this is a desert. Double check all faucets are completely off.
No smoking indoors, but outside is fine. There is a canister for the butts.
Drug free and alcohol-light property.
Quiet--no disturbing noises before 7 am or after 10pm.
If you use the kitchen, clean up after yourself immediately.
Ask for directions on how to use gas stove, wood stove, cooler, washer, bathrooms (no toilet paper in the low flush desert toilets, put in the trashcan).
Communicate immediately about any leak, anything broken, other problems.
Pay in full for any damage you are responsible for.
Be kind and respect any other guests /visitors; or request to stay when no other guests are scheduled.
Children must be supervised at all times.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Paula was very accommodating, and was a wonderful host. Her property is breathtakingly beautiful, and so quiet. It was exactly what we needed. The room has a little private outdoor sitting area, and we enjoyed stargazing at night. Such a lovely place!
Our hostess made us feel very welcome the accommodations were very comfortable she runs a very nice semi rustic cabin and maintains environmental practices which we were quite impressed with - Very safe, close to JT park and town. Quiet, restful and healing, as well as priced right. We enjoyed meeting Paula and will stay again! Kate and Jeremy
Paula was an excellent host. She was very accommodating to my son and me. She gave excellent directions and was very helpful. Her house was just what we needed. We greatly enjoyed our time in the desert!
Really enjoyed staying at Paula's lovely home! The entire home was immaculately clean, and Paula was a gracious and accommodating host. Everything was clearly explained and labeled, so no awkward situations trying to figure out where the trash bin is, etc. Looking forward to staying here again, hopefully for longer next time.
Paula's place is cozy, rustic, and very comfortable, and Paula herself is a friendly and generous hostess. It's fairly remote, even by Joshua Tree standards, requiring about a quarter mile of dirt-road driving, but once you're there, the quiet and the expansive beauty of the desert are undeniable.
Upon arrival, my friend and I were greeted by Paula's adorable beagle, Buddy, and eventually met Mika, her orange tabby. There are two rooms for rent here, and they share a bathroom. We had the larger of the rooms, and it was more spacious than I had imagined. The other looked really small, but sure enough, there was someone spending the night there and she seemed perfectly happy as well.
I would happily stay at Paula's place again should I find myself on a budget and in need of an overnight stay in Joshua Tree.
Paula's place was the perfect spot for us to regroup before we headed back to Alaska. The outdoor shower was a dream and we had all the space and privacy, or chat time, that we wanted. Thank you, Paula, for providing this great space.
Paula and her house in the desert was an amazing experience. We all had a great time and would have loved to stay another night.
Thanks so much Paula for welcoming us into your home.
Mainly, I'm a teacher/learner. I've taught all ages and types of learners for decades and currently teach yoga in my dome, an eclectic style geared toward efficient movement and safety. I also teach psychology at the local community college. Doing healing energy work and putting on workshops that promote human flourishing are an important focus. MA in Special Education; PhD in Psychology--majoring in healing through touch and movement, CMT (certified massage therapist) and HTP (Healing Touch Practitioner, and a long time student of Process Work (Arny and Amy Mindell). Also long time student of Somatic Learning (Risa Kaparo). I love the outdoors and walking my dog and hiking in Joshua Tree Park. I also love to attend local events by our wonderful artists and musicians, as well as put some cozy events on in my dome. I have studied spirituality and healing for decades and continually learn more.