This Airbnb Dome Near Big Bend National Park Is The Ultimate Off-Grid Glamping Experience
If you’re looking to get a taste of off-the-grid living but aren’t ready to travel internationally, spending a few nights at this solar-powered dome located in the Far West Texas desert might be just what you need to get your adventure fix.
For less than $30 a person per night, you and two travel buddies can stay at an Airbnb that’s been featured on HGTV’s “Mighty Tiny Houses.” Given that it’s a 25-minute drive to the entrance of Texas’ Big Bend National Park, this dome is a great home base for those looking to do daily hikes and trips to different sites around the Big Bend region. You can expect to do a lot of wondrous star-and-sunset-gazing here, as the dome’s remote location allows guests to have an unobstructed view of the horizon.
The dome comes equipped with a fully functional kitchen and a nearby bathhouse with a composting toilet. There’s no shower on sight, but you can opt to take an outdoor solar bag shower on the property or make the 25-minute drive to the nearby town of Terlingua to access a public shower for $2. Having no shower on site might be intimidating for some, but it’s all part of the off-grid camping experience. The dome does offer WiFi if you choose to use it, so you won’t have to feel completely disconnected from civilization if that’s not your cup of tea.
- One bedroom with one bed
- Half bath (bathhouse with compositing toilet)
- Free parking on premises
- Outdoor BBQ grill
Here’s how to make this dream vacation a reality:
You can take a road trip to this Airbnb near Terlingua, Texas and the free-parking on site will make it easy for you to bring your own car. But if you’re looking for a faster travel option to this off-grid getaway, your best bet is to fly into Dallas, Houston, or Austin and then take a shorter connecting flight to Midland International Air & Space Port. This will be the closest airport to your destination. From the smaller airport, you’ll be able to rent a car for the remaining four-hour drive to your final dome destination.
So friends, when are we going?