Summer Special: June-September! These Earth Dome vacation rentals are ideal for those who want to integrate themselves with nature for a rustic yet luxurious camp~like experience. Expansive views & open skies day and night. Star gazing is a must!
Each Sleep Pod is 8 foot diameter with storage or childs sleeping cave.
Sleep Pod reservations are for single or double occupancy or families with small children. $10-$20/night per child.
Sleep Pods include a full size mattress and bedding. Towels for the shower house are provided.
Communal areas include shower house, outhouse w/flushing toilet and sink, Kiva firepit. Outdoor shaded kitchen is equipped with cook top, cooking gear, dishware, utensils and mini refrigerator. Pottable drinking water in onsite. Bring your own bottle to refill.
Interaction with Guests
The Dome Home on site, is Lisa's private residence and is readily available for check-in and questions while maintaining the privacy of their guests.
Adjecent to and within walking distance to the Northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park, Great hiking and boulder climbing! 5 minute drive from Joshua Tree Village, Joshua Tree Retreat Center, restaruants, shops, health food store, art galleries, Saturday farmers market and local happenings. Expansive views and open skies day and night. Star gazing is a must!!!
Other Things to Note
Bonita Domes are sturctures built using Earthbag Technology. The walls are 18" thick (15% cement/85% earth) which provides the thermal mass to keep the buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Principles of dome building=arches, geometry, friction. Elements in building=earth, wind, fire, air. Principles + Elements = Sacred Geometric Earthen Sturctures!!
Come visit our giant sandbox and earthbag sculptures in the desert and experience a sense of comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. Where the cool winds and starry nights are the best part of the desert magic!!!
Store and eat all food outside of Sleep Pods.
No smoking; burning candles nor incense; no eating nor drinking(drinking water is ok) in the Sleep Pods.
Please be mindful/heartfull of our QUIET rural neighborhood. Walk on beaten paths only.
Leave your animal family home....no pet guests please***
Dome Home is our private residence and not available to guests at this time.
We are a private residence and ALL visitors or volunteers must make arrangements to visit the site. Please have any other visitors than yourself contact (email hidden) directly.
No photos of Main Residence. Photos of Bonita Domes Rentals are private domain.
Lisa is a beautiful individual with a very welcoming and unique spirit. She communicated with us promptly and thoroughly making sure that we would get to her place with an ease. My boyfriend and I only stayed there for one night, but the experience being at her property was unforgettable and so rejuvenating being that close to nature and with the much needed silence from the bustling urban area of L.A. Be sure to get out of your pods in the evening to stargaze and to use the firepit at night (thankful for the other couple-Joy and Chris- who shared the pit with us) to make your stay even more magical. Our experience at the Bonita Dome-West Pod was definitely one of the best Airbnb experiences we've had. We are so grateful for a host like Lisa for sharing her positive vibe with people like us looking for some tranquility.
Our stay at the domes was magical. We had a fire at night in the sunken pit and saw shooting stars, and the atmosphere is an experience all of its own. The bed in the dome was very comfortable, and I was pleasantly surprised with the kitchen area and that we could cook our own meals. Lisa made us very comfortable and gave us privacy as well. You also have an opportunity to spend time with other dome-dwellers. It was a great experience!
We had an awesome experience staying at the Bonita Domes! Regardless of how windy and cold it was outside, the dome maintained a comfortable temperature. The dome was cozy and fit my husband and our toddler. It was too windy to have a fire, but we enjoyed sitting in the pit at night. Outhouse and bathhouse were extremely clean. Can't wait to stay here again!
What a wonderful, restful time we had here with Gabe and Lisa. The place is so comfortable and has everything you need. We stayed two nights and spent time in the park, in town, and at Integratron, and loved coming back to the domes each night to make dinner and stargaze. The domes are close to everything, but also removed enough to really enjoy the quiet of the desert. We'll definitely be back.
Lisa's place is such a cool, unique experience. The structure of the domes and the beauty of the property is breathtaking. Lisa greeted us on arrival and explained the ins and outs of her place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
If you are just passing through, as I was, consider this alternative to a motel and you will be glad you did. My stay was unique, peaceful and the dome provided a restful sleep.
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She provided a great reference to Sam's Market just down the road...nice selection of craft brews and the best Indian food I have tasted in a long time.
Lisa was so gracious! We had driven from San Diego and had arrived after dark, but she still came out and walked us through everything. The outdoor kitchen and firepit were magical under the stars, and was where we spent most of our time. The dome was absolutely adorable and cozy, with a very comfortable queen-sized mattress; this would be a great getaway for a couple. Definitely recommend waking up at sunrise to see the light fall over the cacti and these charming domes. This was a very easy place to stay for a couple of nights, with only being 5-10 minutes down the road from the park entrance. After reading the reviews, I had moved my trip around in order to stay here, and I absolutely could not have been happier that I did.
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Simple. Practical. Creative. I'm a Drum Medicine Woman living my Dome Home in the desert. I love the Healing Arts and a practical lifestyle. Whether I'm traveling or folks are visiting, I love meeting and greeting new and old connections. As a host, I offer a space to unplug, immerse yourself in nature and soak in the beauty of Joshua Tree!
"Curing the heart with Gratitude, lets Magic set the stage for our dance in freedom with prosperous and abundant possibilities."~ Lisa Starr