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The Little Dipper: Off-Grid Tiny Home by Moon Camp

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Tiny house hosted by Eric
3 guests2 beds1 bath
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***ALL GUESTS MUST BE FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD DUE TO COVID-19***

Relax and recharge at this unique sanctuary where outdoor living and everyday comfort co-exist in harmony. This tiny home is located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and highlights compact living without compromise.

Enjoy the stars at night in this idyllic vacation spot surrounded by stunning desert views. A modern design with contemporary amenities makes this desert retreat the perfect way to experience tiny home living.

The space
Nestled minutes from the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park sits this beautifully designed Liberation tiny home. Redefining compact living, our modern sanctuary features a bright living area equipped with a flat-screen TV equipped with Apple TV (we unfortunately do not have cable) and a fold-down couch, that can sleep 1. The living space flows seamlessly into a corridor with a built-in table for two on one wall, and ample storage on the other. The storage unit doubles as the stairs which lead you up to a wide, comfortable loft featuring a Queen size palette bed and breathtaking views of the surrounding environment.

On your way down the loft, you’ll find yourself in a contemporary kitchen. Outfitted with stainless steel appliances, open shelves, and an apron-front sink. This kitchen has everything you need, including a Keurig so you can enjoy coffee and take in the scenery. On the other side of the charming barn-door is where you will find the bathroom. Stylish features such as a panoramic window, high ceilings in the shower, and a vessel sink make this "tiny" room feel spacious.

Outside there is a private lawn and driveway which divides this property from Moon Camp, another one of our stunning properties, giving you your own space to enjoy. You'll find patio chairs for lounging around our fire pit, lounge chairs for sunbathing, a picnic bench available for dining outdoors, and our gorgeous hand-crafted hammocks ideal for sun-tanning and stargazing. The lawn, which is artificial turf, turns this desert dwelling into a lush oasis

While The Little Dipper may feel miles away (it is on a short stretch of groomed dirt road), it is close to most anything you might need. The Yucca Valley shopping center is a 5-minute drive away and is complete with a Walmart, Home Depot, fast food restaurants, and more. Additionally, you can hike or drive directly into the Covington Flats (an area of the national park), which is about 5 miles past the home up La Contenta Road.

Located within the town of Joshua Tree, our home is a 7-minute drive to the center of town where you can find local favorites like Joshua Tree Coffee Company and Natural Sisters Cafe. Just 15 minutes away is the formal West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. Additionally, if you plan to have dinner at Pappy & Harriet's (a 17-minute drive), we strongly recommend making an advance reservation.

Please keep in mind this is an off-grid home meaning we are not connected to any public utilities (it does not have anything to do with location or disconnecting from technology). We rely on the sun for energy and holding tanks for water that we have delivered on a reoccurring schedule. Being conscious of your consumption is critical for a smooth stay. If you are wasteful this property probably isn’t for you.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the property!

Other things to note
Serious inquires only, please!

While we are dog friendly, the maximum weight limit that we allow is 25 lbs (we will consider larger dogs if they are non-shedding, hypoallergenic breed). We also require a ****non-negotiable additional 35 dollar cleaning fee per dog no matter what type of breed it is**** to ensure the safety of future guests who may suffer from allergies. Please inquire if you are planning to bring your furry friend. This rule is strongly enforced so please be respectful and do not bring your dog unannounced to our home. If this happens you will be charged an additional 100 dollars on top of the 35 dollar pet fee so honesty is the best policy! Thanks for your cooperation!

No early check-ins or late checkouts due to safety precautions we are taking for COVID-19. Check-in is at 3 pm and checkout is at 11 am. No exceptions. Please do not show up early. All late check-outs will be charged a penalty fee. Thanks for understanding!

We do not have a microwave as it is too much of a draw on our solar system. Please be sure to bring food that does not require the use of a microwave.

All of our pricing is based on demand just like a hotel. If you book a weekend or holiday it will be a higher price than if you book a weekday. Demand is the highest we have ever seen post lockdown and our prices reflect that. The cleaning fee may seem high but we believe in fairly compensating our cleaners for the amazing job that they do. Being off-grid we also have to outsource our laundry which gets very costly. Airbnb charges a 13% service fee (that goes to them) as well as a 7% tax (that goes to the county) that we do not have any control over. If you choose to book with us please be kind when you rate us on value :).

There is another rental on the property, you will have your privacy (fence dividing the two) but we kindly ask that noise is kept to a minimum and that you respect their space.

No professional photoshoots or video-shoots without prior approval. There is an additional location fee for shoots for profit of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, sponsored posts, both in kind and/or paid. A sponsored post is defined as a paid project by a brand offering monetary compensation or exchange of goods. A location consent form must be signed before shoots of any kind. Unauthorized publication of the property will be subject to legal action.

Please refrain from trespassing onto our property next door (Moon Camp) for photos. As tempting as it is we take this very seriously. Guests staying at the property next door do not have authorization to grant you permission to take photos or videos for profit of any kind. Any unauthorized photos will be subject to legal action and penalty fees.

Please do not stand/climb/hang things on the joshua trees on the property. They may look sturdy but are quite fragile (they are actually plants and not trees despite the name and have a different root system making them very delicate).

Check out our Instagram for more photos @thelittledipperjoshuatree
***ALL GUESTS MUST BE FROM SAME HOUSEHOLD DUE TO COVID-19***

Relax and recharge at this unique sanctuary where outdoor living and everyday comfort co-exist in harmony. This tiny home is located just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and highlights compact living without compromise.

Enjoy the stars at night in this idyllic vacation spot surrounded by stunning desert views. A modern design wi…
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Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Free street parking
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Joshua Tree, California, United States

Stop in Yucca Valley on the way into town! We suggest you check out some of the great shops like Route 62, Desert Curious, Elements on 62 (all vintage) and our favorite, Acme 5. Grab a coffee or a snack at Frontier Cafe. Downtown Joshua Tree is just a few minutes East of the Property (as is the National Park). Grab a souvenir blanket at the Joshua Tree Blanket Co. Such a cool shop. If you're hungry, there are some great places to chow such as Natural Sisters Cafe and Country Kitchen! Also, get ready to enjoy some epic starry nights, sunrises and sunsets!
Stop in Yucca Valley on the way into town! We suggest you check out some of the great shops like Route 62, Desert Curious, Elements on 62 (all vintage) and our favorite, Acme 5. Grab a coffee or a snack at Fron…

Hosted by Eric

Joined in October 2015
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Husband to my beautiful wife and Co-Host Chelsea and Father to a 2-year old maniac! University of Michigan Alum. Go Blue!
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy