kenbo

Age: 65+

Member since July 2012

jack of all trades, master of none.

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I'm the bearded blacksmith you see in old photos. While i do blacksmithing i also have other more modern equipment. Have radio controlled cars, and read a lot.

Skills & Expertise to Share

sewing, machine shop, blacksmithing, welding.

kenbo's Pets

no pets

Favorite Boondocking Locations

alvord desert, black rock desert, Mt babor.

kenbo's Hometown

Corvallis

kenbo's Guest Details

kenbo's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

21 feet long

21' born free

kenbo Has 1 Host Location

kenbo's Host Location

Corvallis, OR, US
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References from Guests (20)

CarolynT

November 2018

Close to family.

Nice stay in a field behind the hosts many workshops. Worth your time to check out Kens collections. We were only a few miles from family , so was perfect for our stay.


Vossx2

November 2018

Quiet Spot

Kenbo’s place was exactly what we needed. A place to hang our hat while we waited for mail and did some things to our home on wheels. We stayed behind the shops and Jimmy even got the grand tour ( words cans describe how impressed the shops are!) it’s very quiet here... an oasis.


Travelinonashoestring

October 2018

Peaceful and quiet

Kenbo allowed us a 5 day stay behind his shops. Plenty of room for kids and dog to play. He showed us around most of his shops. He has some very interesting hobbies. My husband really enjoyed chatting with him.
Also, short bike ride to two playgrounds.


DeeperID

September 2018

Excellent host!

Simply put: I look forward to visiting Kenbo again!

Very flexible & accommodating! The spot is very quiet and out of the way. Kenbo's workshops are amazing and a true maker's inspiration, he's always thinking and tinkering!


Pat Anderson

September 2018

Kent is a Wonderful Host!

This is by far the most unique Boondockers Welcome site we have encountered! Kent himself is the main attraction! Kent is accomplished in many skills, as others have noted! He has a twinkle in his eye as he guides you through his shops! Machine shop, sewing, auto restoration and some terrific model building! Kent also helped us back into our spot. If you are in or near Corvallis, this is a great BW site!


Angelack

August 2018

Host Kenbo

Nice, quiet stay near his workshops.


hcolorado

July 2018

Pleasant

Kent is a very talented man. Many hobbies & interests. Welcoming and talkative. Easy and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here, & would come back if traveling through this way.


GoGetchaSomeNature

July 2018

Interesting stop in Corvalis near lots of good shopping

Kent is an interesting and very pleasant fellow to be around, as many others have already pointed out, so I'll stick to reviewing the actual camping area on his property. The gravel road leading back to the boondocking spot from the main street includes a tight 90 degree turn that might be difficult for really long rigs. The parking area is basically a hay field, with a lot of small dips and bumps and it can get pretty slippery in the morning dew. The area is very safe and the only other people we ever saw were a couple riding horses through the property. There are tons of places within 5 or 10 minutes to go shopping and get groceries and fuel.


egipto5313

June 2018

Love this place!

We loved staying here. It was only for one night, but it was a good one. Kent was very hospitable and we loved seeing his workshop. Parking was pretty easy which was much appreciated since we haven't had our camper very long. We would definitely stay here again!


Usonia

June 2018

It felt like a visit with a friend.

A gracious host. I loved the tour of the spheres and the workshops. I wish I could do a project together!


Cusp8482

May 2018

A quiet spot with a welcoming host

The parking spot is hidden from the road in a great neighborhood. Kent was an awesome host. We would absolutely stay here again if we’re back in the area.


Kai

May 2018

Great stay!

It was just great! The communication was easy and the host was really nice! The tour through his workshop was just astonishing! The tips for the days thereafter were also very helpful. Thank you so much!


negovdlp

April 2018

A Most Excellent Stay

Kent was absolutely awesome. He was very patient with this newbie as I tried to back my camper into the spot. The location is great, as you are just outside of Corvallis, creating easy access to everything you could possibly need.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!


jamespat

April 2018

Gracious Host

Our host was very friendly, and made room for us even though someone else was boondocking there. Thanks again for a pleasnat evening.


jodeewalters

January 2018

A very welcoming and accomodating host!

We stayed 2 days at Kent's place, and it was perfect for us. He was there when we arrived, showed us where to park, and even gave a tour of his amazing workshops. We enjoyed meeting him, and would definitely stay there again the next time we're in Corvallis. Thanks Kent!


TravelPod

January 2018

He is such an interesting person - we loved our experience.

Kent welcomed us, and gave us a tour of his workshop. He is a fascinating person- so involved in interesting restoration projects, and building gadgets - he welcomed us and showed us what he was working on. Thank you Kent for your welcome and tour!


Lorrie

October 2017

September 13th, great boondocker experience

We just loved Ken and his hobbies and stories. We would definitely stay there again. Corvallis is a great spot to anchor to check out all the sites. It was a very quiet neighborhood and away from the street. Although we just stayed one night, we would stay again to say hello.Thank you Ken, for a great experience.


ChrisAndAng

September 2017

Great host!

Had a great visit in Corvallis thanks to kenbo. He was hospitable, flexible, low key, and fun to talk to.

Plus, if you have any interest at all in machine or electric engineering or toys, or even sewing, you'll fall in love with his shop. kenbo is a man of many talents and interests, you'll definitely enjoy visiting with him.


ShermanFamily

September 2017

Wow, what an amazing spot!

I can't recommend this kind host enough! And what an incredible location. If I were to settle down, I'd consider Corvallis. They have a lovely town, with all sorts of family activities to entertain everyone. We especially enjoyed all the U-pick opportunities.

Thank you so much for the generous hospitality! We are grateful!


dredel

August 2017

Friendly Hospitality

Found Kenbo on the Boondockers website. He is friendly, easy to work with, and responsive to communication. The area for RVs is about 50 yards back from a street, far from any residences and pleasantly quiet. Electricity was available from a close by shop building. Consider staying with Kenbo if you are looking for a place to park in the Corvallis area.