We love our property and hope this love shines through during your stay here. We call our property Temenōs from the ancient greek word which means 'a piece of land Read more...
Welcome to Camp Temenōs!
We love our property and hope this love shines through during your stay here. We call our property Temenōs from the ancient greek word which means 'a piece of land cut off from common usage and dedicated as a natural sanctuary.' The atmosphere we try to maintain here is one of quiet contemplation and reverence for nature apart from the everyday hustle and bustle of emails and cellphones (though wifi and extremely limited cell service - AT&T only and barely at that - are available). Please respect the fact that we are in a rural neighborhood; people move out here for a quiet life, though their dogs can get to howling at the full moon and sometimes their humans do too.
Besides the main house where our family lives, there is a smaller tipi and a restored vintage Spartan travel trailer also on the property, and communal spaces are shared by both the family and other guests. Finally, remember that this is the high desert - it can be a wild place! Weather can change quickly, windy conditions happen often, summers are hot during the day (and perfect at night), winter temperatures can drop below freezing and snow isn't unheard of (and it's absolutely beautiful). Our property backs up to raw desert where animals and insects rule. Keep this in mind and share in our stewardship of this unique ecosystem.
We have lovely neighbors with hens (fresh eggs!) and a rooster (crows at every suitable moment). There are also barking dogs and howling coyotes in the neighborhood. And ancient footpaths leading through the boulder gardens and canyons in the preserve behind us. Windstorms and dust devils and serene sunrises and astonishing wildflowers. It is not the mildest of climates, but if you come prepared for the elements, the high Mojave Desert is truly an eden for those that love the outdoors.
A great place to experience everything and nothing at the same time.