About This Listing
*Summer Midweek Rates* 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 reservaitons 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(w/towels), 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.
From the Palm Springs Airport, take Highway 62 towards 29 Palms.
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; no burning candles, nor incense: no eating nor drinking (drinking water is OK) in the Sleep Pods and Shower House.
In the winter months, we provide candles to be used for the terra cotta pot heaters ONLY and not to be set on ledges nor floors.
Do not use lighter fluid to start a campfire.
Please be mindful/heartfull of our QUIET rural neighborhood.
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.
Very beautiful experience Lisa was very nice. Her hospitality was excellent and she gave us a brief history of how the homes were built. We really enjoyed out stay.
Lisa was a great host! Very kind and accommodating. We did a self check-in with her over the phone - she explained everything in detail and we had no issues figuring it all out upon arrival. The shower house and outhouse were much nicer than we had ever imagined, and our dome stayed surprisingly warm at night, which was great as it got pretty chilly once the sun set. We would definitely recommend Bonita Domes to anyone looking for a unique stay in Joshua Tree!
Lisa greeted us as we arrived, showed us around and spent some time in the afternoon answering our questions and describing the building process to us. We took a walk to the national park and found it to be an exciting adventure!
Lisa was very accommodating and understanding. Her Bonita Domes were the perfect getaway from LA with everything we needed from a nice shower to a well-stocked outdoor kitchen.
It was so beautiful at night under the stars by the kiva firepit. We also enjoyed the easy walk up the road from the domes to a more secluded open desert and rocky hills to climb.
It was great to learn about and experience buildings made with earthbag technology that are well protected and insulated from its surroundings yet compliment the setting as a whole. Can't wait to be back to see how this place grows!
We had a wonderful time at Bonita Domes! Lisa is such a peaceful and lovely person, she made us feel at home with great ease. The property is lovely! It was the most restful night of sleep we have had in a long time. Can't wait to come back for another night!
I cannot say enough positive things about Lisa and her property! My boyfriend and I stayed there for two nights and couldn't have picked a better place. The property is secluded enough that you truly feel as if you're escaping the big city (for us it was LA), and yet close enough to all amenities Joshua Tree had to offer. Because we were there for two nights we had two different "neighbors". Both of the other set of guests were so open and genuine. It really speaks to the positive energy Lisa attracts to her home. If you're looking for a place to create magical memories, please check out the Bonita Domes. OH!, and make sure you have a campfire at night. The view of the stars is enchanting!
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About the Host, Lisa
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