We have gardens.Affectionately known as the Out House
Outdoor Living - Outdoor Bedroom
Outdoor Living - Outdoor Bedroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This outdoor room with metal roof sits on 12 acres with sounds of the Tule River near by.
We're located on the Giant Sequoia National Monument that is surrounded by mountains sitting on a valley perfect for night star gazing.
Ideal for campers who want to be pampered by nature.

The space

Our spaces are perfect for those looking to make an overnight trip to see the Giant Sequoias while on a budget. Our space is very private, no neighbors, completely dark night skies, and is a spiritual as well as recreational location. The Outdoor Bedroom is on the land with our home nearby. It is a unique dwelling open to the view, roofed, and perfectly suited for two. There is an outdoor shower and composting toilet adjacent to the room. No electricity. The listing is for the Outdoor Bedroom which accommodates two.

Guest access

Guests have access to the Tule River, hiking trails on the property, fire/BBQ pit, shared outdoor dining room, outdoor fireplace, internet, and outdoor bathroom/shower. These are very special outdoor sites with shower and composting toilet included. Optional indoor bedroom available as well as the Outdoor Bedroom (see other listing).

Volunteer habitats restoration and river stewardship projects occur from April - December through WildPlaces, a nonprofit organization committed to restoration of land and rivers and support of people's who love here. See (URL HIDDEN) and volunteer by emailing (EMAIL HIDDEN) for schedule of events.

And if you came to hang out with some Giant Sequoias, the Trail of 100 Giants is just an hour drive from the property. Dome Rock and its climb opportunities is even closer a nice little spot with the perfect view overlooking the Sierra.

We have a lot of art in the house as well as in a nearby private art gallery (Inquire with hosts to see the gallery).

Interaction with guests

We are available to help guests by providing a plus breakfast with fresh orange juice, Mexican pastries, and farm-grown, country fresh eggs ($12 per person).

Maps of the region can be easily found online. We have some to lend along with all sorts of books.

Guided tours for hikers, rock climbers, and bicyclists available for additional fee ranging from $25-$50 per person. Inquire with hosts.

There's a 24 hour presence of caretaker Xico and Mehmet are on the property nearby.

Other things to note

This is the perfect launching place for high Sierra adventures in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Giant trees, biking, hiking, climbing, WIlderness are a short drive away. Guided tours available. And especially unique is the opportunity to volunteer with a local non-profit who organizes habitat restoration projects (WildPlaces: Stewardship in the Southern Sierra).

River Ridge Open Mic Music Jam on Wednesday nights.

Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.

We have a lot of art in the house as well as in a nearby private art gallery (Inquire with hosts to see the gallery).

Also check out Mc Dermont center sports center in Lindsay Ca .
This center has a full gym, wave machine and soccer field.
Lindsay Ca also has a local farmers market and murals from March to late summer.
Exeter Ca also has a reputable French restaurant Monet as well as shopping and murals throughout the small town atmosphere.
Please check with host for details

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $14 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $14 NZD
Weekend Price $86 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Organize Your Stay
•Bring a map that includes our address and review ahead of travel
•Only ATT service here. Call ahead from Porterville 93257. Remember there are still pay phones or ask a stranger to call us.
•Sleeping bag/blanket, one reusable water bottle/person, maybe a daypack
•Layered clothes (keep it minimal) for changing weather conditions (preferably not cotton), closed-toed sturdy shoes and sandals, warm hat and sun hat
• Medications, special diet, lip balm

•Uneven, rocky terrain and dehydration are the two top risks. Drink one gallon of water per person per day PLUS wear sturdy shoes PLUS your alertness are highly advantageous around our house
•Bring your medications and allergy medicine. If allergic to bee stings, bring your Epi-Pen
•No firearms on the land
•No smoking on the land except in the designated spot
•Only two Campfire/Fire Safe Areas on the land. You must bring your own campfire wood.
They require person who remains last and completely douses the fire, a shovel and McLeod, and charged (On) hose or five gallons of water
• Know the locations of fire extinguishers
• Minors must be accompanied by legal guardian.

Animal Harmony
•We have animals. Please leave yours at home. No dogs allowed
•5 miles/hour in a car or bike.

Where the Wild Things Are:
• Quite time is midnight
• Stinging insects include mosquito, bees and wasps. Alergic? Bring your Epi-pen AND tell someone where you keep it.
• Rattle Snakes are super scary but unlikely to kill an adult. Best to avoid that by staying on trails, looking ahead, not reaching into rocky areas, and monitor wandering children.
• Ticks are often present. To avoid them, stay on trails, avoid tall grass, check your body/skins/clothes from feet to the waist each day. Check each other…fun.
• If bitten, remove TICK or find someone who can. Requires use of forceps to grab the embedded tick slowly by the head and pull straight outwards. Detain the tick
• Nearest Hospital: Sierra View Hospital; 465 W. Putnam Ave ; Porterville, CA (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

• Only ATT cell service on the land
• Internet available

Housekeeping Inside and Outdoors
•Think Collective Housekeeping—we all do it
•Ants and flies will come if we do not manage food and trash cans
•Own personal plate, water bottle, mug AND keep track of them
•Use the compositing toilet facility. Directions provided. House toilets are your #2 Choice

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

65 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
October 2017
I stayed in a cozy structure on the river set in the foothills of sequia national forest. My stay was for night one of my sequia trip and I'm glad I did this. It was a great start to the trip. Mehmet and Chico are extremely hospitable, friendly hosts that I enjoyed meeting. They know the area so a great way to get info if you're like me and start a trip with a loose plan.

Tara User Profile
October 2017
You can not get a better, more beautiful place than Mehmet and Chico's property. The outdoor bedroom was perfect and everything I had hoped. It provided one of the best sunsets in California. The peacefulness of the river and nature was amazing. Mehmet and Chico were amazing hosts. I was a lone traveler with some concerns but they quickly eased those concerns and made me feel right at home. My only regret about this location was not staying another night.

Jarette User Profile
September 2017
Our favorite part of the trip to Sequoia National Park was our stay at Mehmet and Chico's. We wished we could have stayed more nights! Sleeping outdoors in a bed was a fun experience, the hosts were kind and great with my kids and the environment was beautiful and pleasant.

Charisma User Profile
August 2017
Great getaway by the Sequoias. Very private and secluded. The hosts were gracious and made sure we stayed hydrated. The outdoor bedroom was amazing! A spectacular view of the night sky. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Colleen User Profile
August 2017
Wow, what a wonderful place! My friend and I slept comfortably under the stars, hearing the sound of the river. The outdoor bed had everything we needed, including a mosquito net and blankets. It was connected to an outdoor shower and compose toilet. Showering under the stars was unbeatable. They had a communal kitchen and dining area where you can eat and hang out. It has a stove, kitchen supplies, and fridge available for use. We met Mehmet and Chico's friends who also volunteer in their environmental organization. They were all very kind and friendly people, who had interesting stories to share. Chico gave us a rundown of the land and even walked us to the river (where we took a nice cool dip). Chico is such a positive spirit! He even shared a delicious breakfast with us. We learned a lot from him, as well as from everyone we met there. We felt very welcomed! This is a perfect place to detach, be with nature, and find yourself. We definitely want to go back!

L User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful, magical and spiritual place. So amazing and beyond what I had hoped for. We were greeted in a good way and send off with powerful powerful energy. I'm sad we are only there for one night. We will be back.

Alysia User Profile
August 2017
Chico, Mehmet and they're dog Tule are amazing hosts, just make sure to be responsible for your use of the home facilities. Come here ready to embrace nature at its fullest. This place is a spiritual sanctuary. Come with an open heart and mind and enjoy what the wild has to offer.

Springville, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
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