Hipcamp host David M.
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AltOption is a remote patch of desert land and an architectural test site. We are currently using the area as prototyping lab for ephemeral homesteads as well as a general retreat space. We invite those looking to unplug to check out and camp at the site. 

In addition to the desert expanse, there is a nearby butte, The Sleeping Elephant, which you can scale for sweepin

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AltOption is a remote patch of desert land and an architectural test site. We are currently using the area as prototyping lab for ephemeral homesteads as well as a general retreat space. We invite those looking to unplug to check out and camp at the site. 

In addition to the desert expanse, there is a nearby butte, The Sleeping Elephant, which you can scale for sweeping views.

Mom-and-Dad note: this is a desert -- bring water and a hat for the days, and layers and gloves for the nights.

Campers will also receive a 10% discount code for the shop we've set up to help support these efforts at www. marulli.studio.

Other than that, please just be respectful and keep it clean!- Dave

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at AltOption: Sandbox in California.

Desert

The vibe at AltOption: Sandbox

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Hipcamper Michele

Desert serenity

Michele M.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2019

My husband and I stayed at AltOption for one night and it was absolutely perfect. The spot is beautifully serene and so relaxing. The directions from David were very easy to follow and he was very easy to communicate with. We would definitely recommend this spot to anyone looking to get away and would come back ourselves again!

Hipcamper Matt
Matt H.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

Great middle of nowhere spot - need to know the logs and circle of rocks mark the spot!

Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan A.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Nothing but pit and the desert...just what we were looking for! Quite an adventure, but close enough to civilization!

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Hipcamper seana
Seana A.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2020

Great spot. A car like an AWD is probably best. Close to civilization but feels far away

Hipcamper Kenta U.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020
Hipcamper Bryan A.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020
Property
AltOption
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site

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