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An Out-of-This-World Dome Dwelling in the Joshua Tree Desert
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown

Whether you’re headed to Joshua Tree for the first time or planning a trip back for your annual hurrah with friends, you’re sure to end up checking out accommodations that run the gamut from roadside motel to cozy rental house. Well, we’ve found a cozy rental house on its own stretch of desert land that we think you’re going to love. Dome in the Desert is a bohemian geodesic dome that’s located just down the road from Joshua Tree National Park. Here, we share all things: dome, park, and desert.

Photography: Right Tribe

Dome is Where the Bohemian Art Is

The geodesic dome is larger than you may think at first glance and includes two bedrooms, a meditation loft, a full bathroom, and a kitchen. The dome is spacious and bright inside, with 16-foot ceilings and five skylights that let that soft desert light in. Decorations inside include handcrafted details like macrame hangings, oversized dream catchers, tapestry pillows, wood furniture, and various art pieces. The vibe is desert bohemian -- the kind of place where you can easily spend hours indoors reading or playing vintage board games. 

Photography: Dome in the Desert

Greatest Attraction: Joshua Tree National Park

The desert is indeed the biggest attraction of this dome home, especially with the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park just down the road. The park’s giant boulders, bristly Joshua trees, cactus gardens, and desert trails attract nearly three million guests annually, including rock climbers, hikers, sightseers, and stargazers. Our favorite thing to do in the park? Take a small wander along the Cholla Cactus Garden trail at sunset, just before heading back to the dome for a sneaky glass of rosé.

Photography: Ryan James Christopher | Max Di Capua | Sam Mgrdichian

Get By With A Little Bite From Our Friends

With your nearest neighbor about half a mile away, the Dome in the Desert is the kind of place that’s secluded, yet still easily accessible to great food, bars, and hangout spots. Looking for the best place to grab a bite at sunset? Check out La Copine in Yucca Valley. Pappy and Harriet’s is the famous desert saloon in Pioneertown that’s just down the road. Pie for the People dishes out big, New York-style pizzas. Need a few takeaway sandwiches for your hike through the park? Stop by Natural Sisters Café

Photography: Adam Szafranski

Roadtripping to Joshua Tree? Don’t miss these must-see stops along the way! →

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