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Age: 45-55

Member since March 2021

Stay at homeschooling mom of 8.

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I’m Sarah, my husband, Dan, retired from the Navy a few years ago. We settled in IL, bought a small hybrid trailer, and have been traveling to see sights and visit friends and family. We have 8 kids ages 24 to 4.

Skills & Expertise to Share

The only experience I have is in parenting or homeschooling. I’ve been doing both for over 20 years.

PlaygroundPlace's Pets

We have a lot of animals at home including, 1 dog, 5 cats, 1 snake, 19 chickens, and an axolotl. We normally just take a cat on the road, they stay in the trailer.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I’m new to boondocking. This is our first year with a trailer, before that we used a tent.

PlaygroundPlace's Hometown

Our home base is Zion, IL, up near the Wisconsin border.

PlaygroundPlace's Guest Details

PlaygroundPlace's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

22 feet long

This is a single axel hybrid travel trailer with fold out beds.

PlaygroundPlace's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with kids, ages: 12, 11, 9, 7, 4
  • Has slideouts

PlaygroundPlace Has 1 Host Location

Sarah’s Place

Zion, IL, US
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PlaygroundPlace's References (13)

References from Hosts (1)


August 2021


This wonderful family only stopped for an overnight stay to continue on to their destination. The children are respectful and polite, a good reflection of what their parents are doing raising them. We enjoyed hearing about their life and adventures. This family is welcome to return anytime. Safe and Happy Travels 😊!

References from Guests (11)


September 2021

Friendly family

The host was very kind and helpful.

They had a bunch of children and they all played so nice together.

We've never seen such sweet children who were very polite and playing with each other.

The spot is on the driveway and chicken roam free.
It's near a road, so it can be loud some times.

Nevertheless, great for a quick stop when you're in the area.


September 2021

Great Place!

Excellent stay. Sarah was super communicative. We didn’t stay long and unfortunately didn’t get to interact with the hosts much, but I would definitely recommend! Easy to find. Would love to stay again sometime. Thank you!


September 2021

Excellent stay

We spent most of our time in Chicago, but the time we spent at playground place was fantastic. A great family with excellent kids and a fun yard. Highly recommended.


August 2021

Great host!

Our stay at Sarah’s place was so nice. They are kind and welcoming hosts. The playground is a wonderful added bonus. Our kids had a great time playing with their kids and didn’t want to leave. Hope to stay again someday. All around recommend.


August 2021


Sarah’s place was a perfect location. Close to the beach, shopping, and not to far from Chicago. I was able to fulfill a dream in Chicago because Sarah’s place offered a safe and convenient place to stay! Thank you so much!!!


July 2021

Wonderful and communicative host!

Stayed here for two nights and couldn't have asked for a better or more communicative host. Even though they were out of town and on vacation themselves, they were very responsive to our questions before and during the stay. They also let us know when they were going to have people coming by the house to look after pets, etc. Plenty of space for our smaller bus (22') and they kindly offered electrical hookup and water fill, and although we didn't use them they seemed conveniently located. It was super close for our day at Six Flags and a great place to rest afterward and watch the chickens in the yard. Our first stay and definitely set the bar high!


July 2021

First-time Boondocker

It was unfortunate that we weren't able to meet the host, but the experience was very pleasant. We were afforded everything we asked for.


July 2021


Wonderful host, excellent location and level parking. Our kids loved their playground!


July 2021

Nice place!

Excellent communication with host. Lovely property. Would stay again!


May 2021

Wonderful people, wonderful spot!

We absolutely loved the inviting nature of this stay. Sarah and her lovely family have a beautiful spot. Kid and animal friendly 💛


May 2021

Lovely safe spot

Camped on the driveway while visiting family in the area. So convenient to come and go. Host is very kind and helpful. Would definitely recommend this stop off.

Personal References (1)


August 2021

Cancelled their stay

PlaygroundPlace planned to stay one night at Shalamar Farm, but cancelled a few hours before they were supposed to arrive. Communicated well via BW. Safe travels.