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Age: 65+

Member since September 2019

Retired and living frugally off grid

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As long as you're respectful, wear mask and social distance I'm more than happy to host and interact with you. If you believe this virus is a hoax or think that wearing a mask violates some civil or religious rights that you presume to have please rethink that and then you'll be welcome here.

Hi. I'm Larry and I retired after close to 40 years in the printing industry, downsized, spent five years in a 36 foot RV in the Pacific Northwest and longed for the sunshine, divorced and decided to try the simple off-grid experience in Sunny New Mexico. I live a happy simple life in a rustic tiny house on the high desert on one acre. I love the solitude but welcome human interaction. I'm a sun loving nudist and welcome other nude RVers but it's not a requirement to park out back. I will dress to accommodate non nudists to sit around the fire pit and share morning coffee or an adult beverage in the evening. I can offer beautiful sunsets, a milky way you won't believe, coyotes howling at sundown, the occasional roadrunner and a friendly smile. Just remember to bring sunscreen, naked or not.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I've been a vegetarian for 22 years and am a very creative cook. I like to share food and healthy living ideas. I've recently learned a lot about downsizing, solar energy, composting toilets and off-grid living, electric bicycles and love to talk about that and share ideas.
I have a myriad of interests and read constantly and am always on the lookout for new knowledge and to share knowledge.

HighDesertFreedom's Pets

I had a 13 year old boxer who sadly passed away in November 2018. I miss her dearly so if you have dogs you are especially welcome.

HighDesertFreedom's Hometown

Veguita, New Mexico, although that's just my postal address I live in the middle of nowhere southeast of Veguita.

HighDesertFreedom's References (21)

References from Guests (21)


June 2021

Unique desert visit

Very interesting visit with a good host. We learned a lot about off grid living in the New Mexico desert. awesome vistas


January 2021


Of all of the many places I have stayed at this has got to be one of my favorites. Literally in the middle of nowhere and off grid. The land is flat with mountains on either side. So quiet. It is hard to visit much with the host in this time we live in but just let me say that my host was very helpful. Highly recommend.


December 2020

Beautiful vistas

Up in the high desert, out in the country. Peace, quiet and beautiful views. Would recommend


November 2020

Best sunsets & gracious host!

Larry is a great host, easygoing and excellent communicator - his house might be hard to find if not for his very clear directions. Beautiful spot for sunsets and stargazing - we even had the perfect pass of the ISS overhead


November 2020

Beautiful Desert Home!

We loved staying here and will most definitely be back! Our host was so great and we look forward to meeting again for drinks and conversation by the fire.
We enjoyed the quiet and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
We can't wait to come back!


October 2020

Hospitality and Open Sky

I had a wonderful time here enjoying the quiet open space and views!


October 2020

Loved the wide open spaces

I ended up staying here one night and I loved the views, big sky, stars. High Desert Freedom and I had a nice chat the next morning about RV'ing and traveling. Very congenial host!


October 2020

A little bit of heaven

This tiny house has left a big impression, and gotten my adventures off to a spectacular start! I picked up my 30' travel trailer in Denver three days before I arrived at the High Desert Home. My first trailer, first time "dragging" much of any thing, first time boondocking. Gratefully, my host was truly supportive, both emotionally (I was exhausted when I got there) and mechanically (I'd never started up a generator before!) We shared laughter, and a meal, as the full moon rose over the desert, and I slept to the gentle rocking of the trailer in the wind (!). And even stayed an extra night, since the quiet and stillness was doing me *and* my dear pittie some good. Thanks, High Desert Freedom! Here's hoping that Hot Lips and I will visit again soon!


June 2020

High Desert Blessing

We can't begin to describe how grateful we are for highdesertfreedom and his hospitality. We were on our way south to a few national parks when the shutdown happened. Our other option we thought we had secured fell through just as we were packing to leave. Highdesertfreedom told us to stay as long as we needed. As things progressed and places shut down, we knew we needed to stay. He welcomed us with open arms and provided a beautiful and safe place for us to shelter in place for 3 months. He shared amazing food with us and we helped him out in any way we could with projects other other stuff. We will forever be grateful for the kindness of highdesertfreedom and we consider him "framily"! We will miss him and all the amazing desert life that we got to experience. We could not have made it through that time without him!


June 2020

good karma

hot and windy but the views are 360 and the company GREAT! Many good conversations, a little slot canyon exploration, some birding, a good dinner. Too short a stay. I hope to come back someday just for the interesting chats. and good karma! Thanks to all BW hosts!


May 2020

Excellent stay

The host was very friendly and welcoming. The location is absolutely gorgeous! Our kids found so many cool rocks and fossilized wood. We have never seen so many stars in the sky- so beautiful. We highly recommend this location.


May 2020

A Good Stay

Prompt, accurate and polite communications, and overall a very good stay. I’d certainly stay again if in the area. It was fun to hear about Larry’s home and lifestyle.


March 2020

2 night stay

Larry was a very gracious host. We didn't get to see him much because it was very windy when we were there. The location had beautiful views and had a peaceful feeling in spite of all the Corona craziness. Thank you for the safe haven Larry!


March 2020

Just what we needed!

Everything worked out great. It was a safe place for us to stay the night and the host was very nice and friendly but gave us the space we needed. Thank you for the hospitality. 😊


March 2020

A nice quiet stay in the desert

We enjoyed our quick stay at the High Desert home. With the Corona virus concern, we had a short but pleasant conversation with our host & another BW guest at a distance. Would stay again.


March 2020

Big Open Peacefulness

HighDesertFreedom was an amazing host and his property is beautifully located off the beaten path. We watched beautiful sunsets and stunning full moon rising. He was a great host and a kind, friendly individual. We wish him the best and were sad we didn't get to see him when we left but hope to stay with him if we ever roll through New Mexico again! Best of luck in your future endeavors!


February 2020

Excellent Location & Host!

My intentions was to visit this location for just a few days,
but the host Larry is a terrific host/tour guide &
but wo being asked, he invited me to stay longer.
When you are enjoying the location & your company,
sometimes it becomes difficult to leave.
Thank you Larry, you are great guy!


November 2019

Amazing Host, Beautiful Sunsets

Our stay with HighDesertFreedom was amazing. Not only did we meet a terrific guy but also made a new friend. We really enjoyed spending time with this super friendly host who was great company and a good conversationalist. He was so good with our two dogs that they were able to run free and play outside too. We shared beautiful, panoramic sunsets surrounded by mountains, and one night was particularly vivid and colorful. Our host also told us about a couple of very neat places nearby that we were able to explore. It is our hope to be able to meet up with this super cool person again the the future.


October 2019

What a great stay!

Larry is wonderful! We met other BDW folks here and there was lots to do. Larry had us over for a fire and chatting and we all had a great time. Looking forward to visiting again.


October 2019

Awesome Host, Awesome Location

High Desert Freedom was an amazing host, great conversationalist and all around cool dude. He made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived and was happy to have us join him around the fire or in his yard each night. Our 3 1/2 year old son loved him and was more than comfortable having a chat with him. High Desert Freedom provided great information about sites to visit in the area and as we traveled further west.

I would best describe the location as a peaceful and beautiful slice of desert. During our stay we saw great sunrises, starlit and moonlit nights and amazing sunsets. The sunrise and sunset are framed by wonderful mountains, all of which are easily visible from High Desert Freedom's land. My sun and I took a walk one morning through the desert and came across and group of roaming horses and saw a sprinting desert hare.

We would definitely stay there again and hope to cross paths with High Desert Freedom again someday. Thanks so much High Desert Freedom for you hospitality.


October 2019

Fabulous Experience!

I arrived to a double rainbow arcing over the desert, and watched a long slow sunset decorating the mountains and clouds in its brilliant colors. Fireside dinner and interesting conversation with a man who has been transforming his world into something of simplicity and sustainability. If you stop by, I think you'll be charmed as a well!!