Take a Peek Inside an Off-Grid Dome in the Texas Desert

published Jul 24, 2020
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These days, traveling with a large group of friends feels like a nostalgic relic of the past. But going off the grid in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature and plenty of outdoor fun, can pack just as much relaxation and fulfillment as the big travel plans you might have had at the beginning of the year. If you’re up for a long scenic drive and looking to retreat into a remote home, where Do Not Disturb will be the default mood, check out this adobe dome on Airbnb located in the Texas desert.

If the space looks familiar, it might be because it was featured on HGTV’s “Mighty Tiny Houses.” The one-bedroom, one-bathroom dome is listed for $101 a night. Powered by solar energy and situated near Big Bend National Park (which remains temporarily closed for now), the dome, as the owner wrote under the listing, “is a refuge during these uncertain times.” There’s also a sky ordinance that’s built into the dome, which offers “unmatched views of the night sky and a completely unobstructed view of a horizon that delivers truly majestic sunrises and sunsets.” It’s also a 25-minute drive from Terlingua Ghost town if you want a spooky diversion.

The host does note that guests visiting between June and September should be prepared for high temperatures in the AC-less dome, and also that bugs and desert creatures “tend to culminate in the summer months.”