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New for Summer 2017 pagoda shade, misters and indoor cool dip tub!!

Bonita Domes is a private home studio and retreat. 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!

Note: 7% Transtient Occupancy Tax is included in the nightly rate. San Bernardino County #2647

The space

A private setting with 2 Sleep Pod Earth Dome structures within the Bonita Domes Village. Sleep Pods are 8 foot in diameter with storage or childs sleeping cave.

Each Sleep Pod reservation is for single or double occupancy or families of up to 4 with small children. $20/night extra per child.

Sleep Pods include a full size mattress and bedding a solar powered ceiling light. Towels for the shower house are provided. In winter months tea light heaters keep the sleep pods cozy, comfy at night.

Wifi signal is accessible in the outdoor kitchen and kiva firepit areas. Due to the 18" thick walls of the sleep pods, wifi signal may not always be accessible inside the sleep pods.

Guest access

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, mini ice box refrigerator and skewers for marshmallow roasting. Block Ice provided but you may want to bring your own. Pottable drinking water is 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.

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!!!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bed type: Futon
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 27
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 27%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Walk on beaten paths and roads only. Do not enter adjacent parcels. Parcels are private property and entering them is considered trespassing.

Please be mindful/heartfull of our quiet rural neighborhood. Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

Campfires are only allowed in enclosed fire pit and on non-windy nights. Do not use lighter fluid.

No photos of Main Residence.

Photos of Bonita Domes Sleep Pods are private domain. Be mindful of posting on social media.

No photography, film or video for commercial, professional or student use is permitted on the premises without prior written consent and contract from the owner. Any violation of these rules may be subject to additional fees and/or legal action.

Use compost for food waste and appropriate labeled trash and recycling receptacles.

No third party bookings allowed unless otherwise agreed upon in written form.

Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed unless otherwise agreed upon in written form.

No pets, parties or events.

No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in provided can outside.

No fireworks of any kind.

No firearms on property unless kept locked in vehicle. It is illegal to discharge firearms on the property or in BLM land near the house.

No off-road vehicles operated on the property. Off-road vehicles are not legal to operate on neighborhood dirt roads outside of designated OHV areas.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

426 Reviews

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Christian User Profile
July 2017
Lisa's place was fantastic. Watching the stars at night on a hammock and waking up in these cool pods was unreal. Everything was super convenient and everything is nearby. I recommend this place to anybody looking for a quiet peaceful and fun getaway.
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Thank you for staying!! Such a pleasure to host you two!
July 2017

Aliah User Profile
July 2017
By far the most magical place I have ever been to. Lisa is an amazing host! My boyfriend and I checked in a bit late, and upon arrival Lisa was there to greet us and show us around. She even filled up the outdoor dip tub for us which was perfect for a night dip before bed. I would stay here over and over and over again!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Yay for the cool dip tub!!
July 2017

Lois User Profile
July 2017
Awesome space. I slept outside both nights on a hammock and while the hammock was comfortable for 1 night 2 was too much! The inside of the dome is very clean and the shower house and outhouse were immaculate. Lisa was close but invisible. She greeted me when I arrived showed me around and then gave me my space. I was close enough to town to not have to bring food. Too hot to eat anyway. Lots of crickets The night sky was inky with sparkles every where. The Milky Way was spectacular. Definitely want to go see those sunsets in the park. Joshua Tree park was majestic.

Natalia User Profile
June 2017
Truly wonderful stay. A magical experience.
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
So good to hear your stay was wonderful!! Thank YOU!
June 2017

Isabel User Profile
June 2017
Thank You for giving us a great experience! We loved the star gazing and it was definitely a night to always cherish and remember! Lisa is GREAT!! Beautiful vibes :)
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Thank you Isabel! It was a pleasure to host you!!
June 2017

Lori User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful experience staying at Lisa's earthbag yerts! It was like nothing we had experienced before, but really was a highlight of our trip to Joshua Tree. Lisa is very sweet and kind and made sure we were comfortable in the triple digit temperatures. I highly recommend staying with her when you are in Joshua Tree!
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.
Response from Lisa:
Thank you Lori!
June 2017

Destiny User Profile
June 2017
We LOVED our stay at the Domes! Lisa gave us a thorough tour with everything we would need. It was easy to find and easy to navigate around the town. Such a relaxing and peaceful experience. We stayed in the East Pod and enjoyed some campfire hangs with the couple in the West Pod. We will never forget our trip to Joshua Tree, thank you Lisa!

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in May 2012
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.

Practical. Creative. Earthy. Spicy.

I came to Joshua Tree to build my Earth Dome Home and live out my life's work as an artist, teacher and Drum Medicine Woman.

I have 17 years experience in alternative healing arts and crafting drums and sacred instruments for spiritual growth and practices. The earth architecture and geometry of the structures further enhance a lifestyle well being for myself, visitors, guests and clients.

Initially, The Sleep Pods were built for research and development prior to building my dome home. Now visitors coming to Joshua Tree come to Bonita Domes to unplug, immerse in the beauty of the desert and see and feel the magic!

I look forward to hosting in your desert magic experience!

Interested in enhancing your experience?

~Private Shamanic Healing and Drum Medicine sessions
Sessions are available Monday - Friday 10am-3pm by appointment

~Private or group 1 day Drum or Rattle Making sessions.
By appointment 2-3 weeks in advance.

~Drums, rattles and other instruments for your spiritual practice are available for viewing and purchase in the Studio Dome beginning October 2017.

Certificates: Holistic Health Practitioner, Homeopathy, Yoga and Thai Massage, Clinical Nutrition, Earth Life Counselor and Curendismo. Current apprentice in Eco Psychology.

Are you thinking about building your own Dome Home?

~Earthbag Dome Building 3 hour project leader consultation and tour is available by appointment

Other accomplishments: Earth Dome owner and builder, Cal Earth Alumni,

"Curing the heart with Gratitude, lets Magic set the stage for our dance in freedom with prosperous and abundant possibilities."~ Lisa Starr

Search Lisa Starr or Drum Making Journeys for more info on Drum Medicine. Search Bonita Domes for more info on my private home studio and retreat.

Response rate: 94%
Response time: within a day
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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