We have gardens.Affectionately known as the Out House

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

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

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 14 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 14
Weekend Price: 85 / 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



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

57 Reviews

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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.

Bob User Profile
August 2017
Mehmet and Chico are wonderful people and were great hosts to us. When we arrived they showed us around their beautiful land and the river that runs through it. We slept in the outdoor bed where we were guarded by their lovely dog, Tulen. Chico also offered us biodegradable soap to shower and a place to charge our cellphones. We really enjoyed our stay here and we wished we could stay there for longer. Thank you Mehmet and Chico!

Forest User Profile
August 2017
THIS PLACE IS SO MAGICAL!! ❤ Came here with my boyfriend for a much needed spiritual getaway! So relaxing! Such a beautiful calming energy surrounding this land! Chico was there to offer his hospitality and give us direction around the property! All the sites are so unique and special! There is beautiful art and decor, gardens, and wildlife all around you! We stayed in the outdoor bedroom which was so comfortable offering the convenience of a shower and toilet yet feeling like a part of nature! There are also 2 sweet dogs, 2 cats, and chickens and roosters who were all so friendly and gave us a warm greeting the minute we arrived! Also got to meet Chico's 2 beautiful grandchildren! The river is breath taking and so refreshing! The sound alone is healing!! Highly recommend this place and will most definitely be returning!!! Thank you Chico & Mehmet for letting us stay here and being so accommodating! We are so grateful! See you again soon friends!

Dylan User Profile
July 2017
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to Chico and his zen river oasis. The easy access to the river made for a relaxing afternoon of leisure. Our sleeping quarters were clean, private, and comfortable; the view of the stars were breathtaking, and we fell asleep to the rambling of the rapids. I highly recommend having breakfast in the morning: fresh squeezed orange juice, eggs from the chicken coop, French pressed coffee, vegetables, bacon, hash browns, sour dough toast and jam. Chico was an incredibly warm, welcoming, and gracious host, and treated us like family; If we find ourselves in the area in the future, we will absolutely book our stay with him again.

Michelle User Profile
July 2017
This was such a great experience for me. I was able to check in early and enjoy the day by the water. We were greeted with home made ice cream and a tour of the property. I really enjoyed the outdoor/indoor sleeping and all the amenities. I would love to go back and I highly recommend staying here. Mehmet and Chico are wonderful people and great hosts!!!

Samantha User Profile
July 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed here on our road trip through Cali. Mehmet was a great host. Everything was exactly as how he explained in the description. He showed us around his whole properly and throughly explained everything we could need. we loved our stay here!

Namrata User Profile
July 2017
Xico and Mehmet's place was absolutely lovely! They were very warm, welcoming and gave us a great tour as soon as we arrived. The outdoor bedroom itself was fantastic. If you're looking for an opportunity to fall asleep in peace and quiet (and under the stars), I would definitely recommend their place. They also have 2 very friendly dogs. The Tule river is also a 2 min hike from their place and is a great place to just unwind and relax.

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Springville, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
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