Hello Boondockers! Tree-hugging, outdoorsy, hippie, dog lady here, cohabitating with a couple canines and set on a plan for van life. I enjoy hiking, caving, canyoneering, pretty much anything outside in nature. Gardening of course, eating vegan food, etc. Until the virus I was a stay-at-home, full-time caregiver to a pack of sweet, energetic dogs as well as a green vest guide with REI. I love chatting with guests because we generally share many common interests. My dream is to completely renovate a mini skoolie but for my first build I plan on doing a stealthy cargo van and then mainly travel within the Four Corners states. 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.
COVID note: I'm still taking guests--just asking you please keep your distance. It's a big yard. There's nothing to touch, really, so long as no one goes around licking fence posts... I don't have wifi anymore but I can offer you tap water from an outside hose.
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.
I have two dogs of my own, and before the outbreak I often hosted as many as half a dozen other dogs. There are also several "community cats" who roam the area so if you travel with a cat please keep it inside unless leashed. Besides my own animals, dog-sitting has my profession for 3 years and counting so it is necessary any guest dogs be up-to-date on vaccinations(Rabies, DA2P, & Bordatella) and be able to text a copy of your dog's shot record.
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.
Host was very friendly and welcoming. Location was perfect for visiting more of downtown Tucson. Located near "the loop" which is a very nice path to walk/bike on. Very quiet at night with room to park in either shade or sunlight.
Great central spot to visit Tucson.
not far from the east side Saguaro national Park. Surprisingly quiet and dark. Our host was really nice, enjoyed our short talk. we would love to stay again.
Cavelynn and her pups are the best host family you can ask for. Simple and sweet with plenty of room to park. The driveway is tricky but not impossible.
We requested a last minute overnight and Cavelynn :) responded and accepted very promptly. Her directions and communication was very clear and thorough. She came out to welcome us and make sure we found a good spot to park, and also made her front yard available for our doggie to run freely for a bit when we arrived.
Very nice, convenient mid town location. It was very peaceful and quiet and we enjoyed our stay.
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!