MUST LOVE DOGS! Van-dwellers preferred but any small campertruck, mini motorhome or shorty schoolbus (up to 22 feet) is welcome. Small pull-behind pop-ups might fit, just send me a message with both your hauler and tow vehicle lengths. Trying to tow a full-length RV or anything else in here may not be possible. Definitely no longer than 17' in tow.
*Power & Water*
I don't mind if you use mine but my house has NO exterior outlets and I do NOT have hookup equipment for you. If you have enough length of your own extension cord then I'm open to running power out to you out of my front window. Also, your parking options are not adjacent to my outlets/spigot. If you have extension cords and/or just want to refill your water before you go that is fine by me.
Centrally located, secluded city boondocking. Flat lot, situated off the street and provides the privacy and security of a fenced yard (or vans can back into my personal spot outside the fence if you prefer). The location is in an older residential area marked by divided lots, duplexes and little old condos. Generally very quiet. You would have access to the large, fenced, front yard portion of my property but hopefully only taking up a corner of it or up against a fence. There is room to park under partial shade of trees or in full sun for those with solar.
I work from home as a pet sitter so I am nearly always here with a bunch of dogs. My clients also use the large front yard to pull in, exchange their dog, turn around and leave. This happens throughout the day as early as 6 am, but it is flat plus quieter, darker and more private than a parking lot. The dogs usually only bark if they see people so its actually pretty quiet here. My backyard is fenced separately from the front yard so if you have your own dogs, they may spend time off leash on your side so long as the front gate closed and none of my guest animals are out in the backyard. If you would like to also hire me for pet care we can discuss that as well :)
I do love meeting new traveler and chatting with friendly guests but also stay pretty busy with the dogs so I'm not always prepared to invite you in to hangout, although sometimes I may! I plan on getting my own home on wheels within the year so I would LOVE to take a peek! I'll happily trade a hot cup of coffee for a quick tour of your rig if you have time! My guests have been so clever and I am learning something new from every traveler I meet!
...On the other hand, if you simply want to park for a night and keep to yourself, that's fine by me. Like I said, the dogs keep me quite busy.
1) Rottweilers and Pitt Bulls are not welcome, sorry
2) I prefer hosting guests without children
3) NO smoking of cigarettes period. I'm sorry but tobacco smokers are not welcome here. AZ licensed MMJ okay.
4) No loose kitties(cats are fine if they stay in your rig or on a leash) please. This is mostly for your pet(s)' safety!
5) When I have clients, its best if you're inside while the dog hand-off occurs I'm not hiding you--I just prefer to avoid the dogs barking or being distracted during the pick-up/drop-off exchanges.
6) Please communicate with me :) Send me an ETA if you think you'll be earlier/later than we planned. For departures, you don't necessarily have to be gone by a certain time, just let me know when you're thinking about heading out. Due to the nature of my work, I need to know all comings/goings of vehicles and animals on my property so I appreciate as much advance notice as possible.
Note: I have a city trash in the green bin, clean&dry recycling in the blue bin, and in the backyard I keep a composting tumbler for organic material. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR COMPOST SCRAPS! Not kidding =D You are welcome to use the city bins as long as you don't fill them completely. Please recycle!!!!
It's all flat. May be a bit tight getting in/out. Driver will need to be very mindful of my and neighbors' fences, but for smaller rigs it should be great. My property itself is not visible from the street as is behind another lot so access is via a shared easement similar to a long driveway. The easement might have once been "paved" as there are some potholes to avoid, however its mostly a light layer pea gravel once you turn off the street. Getting into my yard you will need to turn but my gate is very wide and I wouldn't say its a sharp turn. I have had a small box truck, a pickup hauling a small trailer and handful of other large service vehicles here without a problem.
Walking distance to Tucson Hop Shop (pub with dog friendly patio) in the Metal Arts Village. Walking Distance to Mexican, breakfast and fast food. Minutes from Walmart(groceries only), short drive to other shopping, Costco. Dedicated bicycle lane from my road to The Loop. Just a few minutes drive is the Tucson Botanical Gardens, although you could definitely walk there as well. I'm a bit out of the way of the freeway, however my central Tucson location is fairly convenient if you're checking out Mount Lemmon, University area, Downtown, Colossal Cave and Saguaro National Park-East. Feel free to leave your rig while you're out exploring on foot, bicycle, bus or rideshare. Tucson also has 2Go, a bicycle rental program, so you can likely walk to a rental bike or perhaps ask me for a lift there.
We were only able to have a short overnight stay but happy to have a safe haven in a busy city setting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Our host was very gracious and even let us use her wifi. We ended up spending two evenings hanging out with her. We have a Ram Promaster. I would NOT recommend staying here with anything much bigger. The turn from her driveway to where you need to park is kinda tight.
But we had no problems at all. We would DEFINITELY stay here again!
We arrived in the almost dark, found the drive to Simple Mid-town Dog House with no trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting with our host in the morning! Would have stayed longer to visit if we had the time, she was warm and welcoming, and the dogs were all very well-behaved.
It was a nice place to just stop for the night. Kaitlyn was a great host . As mentioned in the posting, it is a little tight for anything larger than 20 ft, and we hit the wifi cable as we were backing up. 10 feet high.
Our host was so lovely and generous and we are happy to say that we now have a new friend! We had an excellent time hanging out with her and her dogs, and we so appreciate how thorough she was with her description of the property and the directions she gave. The area where we parked was flat, in the sun (to charge our solar panels), and quiet. Her property is right on a public transit line to downtown which was so convenient for us as well. If/when we pass through Tucson again we will definitely be staying here!
Location is tight getting into with more than a van but we squeezed our little tow behind in. We had a peaceful stay and enjoyed meeting our thoughtful host !
We stayed for one night with Kaitlynn and the front yard was a great spot. Flat, quiet, dark and tucked out of the way. We had a lovely chat on arrival and she even allowed us to use her wifi for the night and gave us local tips for places to visit. Would recommend!