Hello! Tree-hugging, hippie, dog lady here, living with a pack of puppers and set on a plan for van life. I enjoy hiking, caving, canyoneering, cooking and eating vegan food, art, music, and gardening. I am a stay-at-home, full-time caregiver to a pack of sweet, energetic dogs and I am a WORKAHOLIC. I haven't been able to get out as much as I'd like so meeting folks through Boondockers Welcome has been a real blessing. My dream is to completely renovate a mini skoolie but for my first build I plan on doing a stealthy cargo van traveling through the Four Corners SW states. Next year I plan to trade in my vehicle for a van and build out the interior to be on the road by 2021. I'd love to meet other like-minded digital nomads who can show me their home, share some expertise and maybe share some food over travel stories.
I'm a professional dog mom, meaning a home-based sitter for Rover.com but I also do some dog grooming on the side. As a former tour guide for Colossal Cave and member of the National Speleological Society, I can direct you to my favorite locations in AZ for commercial guided tours, ziplines, hiking trails, and more in and around Tucson. If you specifically want to get underground withOUT paying for a tour with a dozen other people, you are in luck! I am part of a local grotto of the National Speleological Society (super cave nerds). My club has loaner gear available(with refundable deposit) and many folks would be happy to have you join or organize a trip. All you really need is sturdy footwear and plenty of time!
I have at least two dogs at all times, my female chihuahua and male american bulldog. There are also several "community cats" who roam the area, one of whom is being fostering in my laundry room until his neuter surgery. Besides my own animals, dog-sitting is my profession which I do from home 7 days a week so there are usually half a dozen more dogs in the house or fenced in the backyard at any given time.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio for 15 years until my family moved to beautiful New Mexico. I lived in various parts of NM over 9 years. After my mother died, I moved to Tucson and I've been calling it home for the last 6 years. I only get homesick for New Mexico, not Ohio anymore, but Tucson is my favorite place to be from.
Great place right in Tuscon. Very quiet night, even with all the dogs, who were very well behaved. There was plenty of room, but access is a little tight. Easy to find if you follow her instructions.
The hosts were very nice with us, we were able to have nice conversations with her.
The location is nice and secured with a fence around, level and central around Tucson. We did sleep very well.
We were supposed to be there for two night but we felt so good with the host, we decided to stay an extra night.
Thank you CAVELYNN!
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!