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Age: 65+

Member since October 2019

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Sylvia is a retired research scientist and Don is a retired professor of computer science. We have both been retired for more than 15 years. We love to travel, Don likes to bike and Sylvia likes to hike; Don likes wood working and Sylvia likes to go birding; we both love the outdoors and the natural world. New things still amaze us and fill us with wonder and excitement. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren and we fear for their future in this world of changing climate and burgeoning human population but we are hopeful that they will be able to solve the world's problems that we, their elders, seem not to be able to fathom.

TientsinMama's Pets

We have a dog, a cat, several koi and assorted goldfish and we have a very active group of birds at our feeders. We normally leave our pets at home.

TientsinMama's Hometown

We live on eight acres in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home of the UNC Tarheels. We do not root for them although neither do we root for the visiting team. The town of Chapel Hill & the University of NC is one apex of the Research Triangle, the others being the city of Durham with Duke University and the capital city of Raleigh with NC State University. Chapel Hill is in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, half way between the Appalachian mountains and the Outer Banks.

TientsinMama Has 1 Host Location

Eight Acres in Town

Chapel Hill, NC, US
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TientsinMama's References (7)

References from Guests (7)


July 2021

Calm space in the city

Loved my short stay here in Chapel Hill. Very close to anything you would need but nice and quiet. Thank you so much for your hospitality!


March 2021

Lovely Spot

Peaceful, convenient spot spend the night just a few miles from downtown Chapel Hill. Very wet here lately, so our hostess helped us with a high and dry spot to park on her property. Our dog really enjoyed the dog park that was an easy walk from the property. Thank you TientsinMama for making our first BW stay a successful one.


February 2021

Chapel Hill

Sylvia and Don made me feel welcomed from the time I arrived. I had some rv issues that Sylvia helped me with.
The spot was secluded and safe. They also provided a dumping station. Very convenient and it's not too often places offer this accommodation.
Thank you Sylvia and Don.


September 2020

Serene stay

Beautiful, quiet and serene farm. Great hosts

A former member

September 2020


Great place, especially being the first location we stopped after joining Boondockers Welcome. Sylvia was very welcoming, the property is beautiful and the site was peaceful. Thank you Sylvia.


August 2020

Peaceful place

TientsinMama hosted me for two nights, even though I booked one! My bird needed to see a avian veterinarian in Durham, and this was any easy location to get to and from. The place was very quiet and peaceful with lots of trees, birds, rabbits, around an open field. I was near a small tree and had a nice breeze coming in. The hosts are nice, super friendly...despite having a pandemic going on, they were able to communicate where to park. I’d love to visit again someday.


January 2020

Beautiful spot!

This is a lovely and convenient spot. The hosts are great and very interesting folks. They greeted us upon arrival and gave us a sheet with helpful local information. Their property is beautiful and we got a tour of their rig, his wood shop and her coy pond. We hope they will come to New England to stay at our place so we can see them again! We would also be happy to come back to Chapel Hill to stay here again.