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High Desert: Life in the Slow Lane

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High Desert: Life in the Slow Lane

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

The space

Enjoy a cozy, quiet glamping getaway. Just 20 minutes from Joshua Tree village and 30 minutes from Palm Springs. I love sharing my desert palace with those who appreciate the simple things in life. One full bed in trailer, one full star bed outside

Enjoy a glamping adventure in this 1974 International 30' Airstream Trailer. I found it (needing a lot of TLC) for sale just down the highway in Morongo Valley in 2009. It's been a work in progress/labor of love and finally my trailer and I are delighted to have hosted many happy traveling airbnbers since November 2014.
Mountain views (San Bernardino Mountains and San Jacinto Mountain, the 2 tallest mountains in Southern California), starry nights, quiet dirt road 1/2 mile off 62 highway, you can hear the highway a bit, but to me it's kind of like the ocean.
The trailer and main cabin are both available on airbnb. The cabin, a Sears kit home from 1960, went solar with Sungevity and has been making electricity from the ample sunlight in Morongo Valley since 2013.
That thing that looks like a glass phone booth next to the bathhouse, that's the water heater heating up in the day time by sunshine and heated by electricity once the sun goes down. The one water heater heats water for both cabin and trailer.
The bathtub and sink are on gray water and water goes into the yard to water trees and a future garden.
20 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree Village, 30 minutes from Palm Springs and 2 hours from Los Angeles.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


139 Reviews

Alexandra User Profile
December 2017
Shari's Airstream trailer is a cozy and comfortable space, decorated with wonderful art. It was the perfect place for a weekend desert retreat. The location is an ideal home base for exploring Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, etc. Shari was welcoming and kind, and her property is full o…
Annie User Profile
November 2017
This place is so magical and Shari is a great host. Everything was very clean and organized, checking in was super easy, and the mountain views all around you are incredible. We had a wonderful weekend. Definitely recommend!
Fergie User Profile
January 2017
Simply Amazing! Shari's home is one of a kind and truly felt welcomed and at home. From the moment we arrived, Shari was there to check my sisters and I in and give us a tour of her space, as well as some great recommendations of things to do in the area. Needless to say we fell …
Alyssa User Profile
January 2017
This is such a hidden gem! Shari is warm and welcoming and her space is funky and charming. My boyfriend and I stayed two nights to ring in the New Year and it couldn't have been any better. It is equipped with all of the basic necessities (space heater, heated blanket, fridge, d…
Jesse User Profile
December 2016
Shari and her place were great! Except, we went during the wrong time of year. It was very cold, even with multiple blankets and a small radiator. We'll have to come back during the warmer months, definitely worth another visit for all of the visible stars at night!
Liz User Profile
November 2016
one of the best weekends of my life! the abode was *a gem* - as many have called it, and shari was a phenomenal host. getting to know shari, staying in her airstream, and learning the desert was a recipe for rejuvenation, inspiration, and even a little bit of magic. these words f…
Patrick User Profile
November 2016
What good things can I say that haven't already been said about Shari and her amazing camper? The space itself was exactly as described. The bed was comfy, and the decor was interesting enough to bring a smile to our faces. The property is great and there are more than enough pla…

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Morongo Valley, California, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Shari User Profile
174 Reviews
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I have many life mottos. REMEMBER TO PLAY EVERY DAY and also SOMETHING GOOD'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME TODAY! Lately it's LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE. I'm slowing down, to let my soul catch up to my body. Today my favorite word is CONTENTMENT and I'm reading a book with that title right no…
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