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Sleep In An Adobe Dome In Terlingua at This Inspired West Texas Getaway

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The Lone Star State has a number of unique accommodations, from treehouses to train cars, but there’s one that’s been on our radar which we think is absolutely inspired. Taking advantage of its amazing surroundings and making the most of the west Texas scenery, this adobe dome provides a great overnight lodging for those wishing to visit Terlingua and Big Bend National Park.

The dome features a two-burner propane stove and a solar-powered fridge. Considering it’s an off-grid tiny home-away-from-home, these were integral amenities. Drinking water is provided while the kitchen sink makes use of a small cistern. Despite the fact that the dome’s thick walls offer a good source of protection from the hot Texas sun in the summer, a fan is provided to guests during this time in order to keep it temperate indoors. In the winter months, a propane heater provides warmth and helps get the chill out of your bones.

For washroom facilities, look no further than an outdoor composting toilet (which has a well-kept interior and a wooden exterior designed to blend with the property). Although there isn’t a shower located on the property, your host will be able to refer you to coin-operated showers nearby. As an alternative, you could “rough-it” so-to-speak and bring an outdoor camping bag shower!

Sleep In An Adobe Dome In Terlingua at This Inspired West Texas Getaway

Photo: Facebook/Victoria at JAYES Travel

This part of west Texas is unmatched in its ability to produce stunning night sky images (if you’re a photographer interested in taking advantage of the opportunity). The peacefulness of being in this location witnessing sunsets and sunrises from an off-grid adobe dome really can’t be surpassed. For more information on this great piece of west Texas property, visit the link provided here.