Age: 45-55

Member since February 2016

Amy and Hawthorne


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I'm a Unitarian Universalist minister. Hawthorne is a rental manager and studying for law shool. Our son, Jack, lives with us in Portland.
Hosts, we would be particularly grateful for wifi. (Our Sprint connectivity doesn't always work.)
We tour the SW in the Winter and the NW in the Fall and Spring traveling from congregation to congregation. Usually we park at the congregation's grounds but sometimes we like to sight-see!
SO grateful that we have the opportunity to see the country and experience different communities in our sweet little portable home.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Thorne is an amazing researcher - can figure anything out. I offer spiritual accompaniment (including "physiodivina" using tarot, runes, Rumi cards and other sources of inspiration), and am a wedding officiant (see http://amybeltaine.info)

Abeltaine's Pets

We have a beagle, a cat, and an elderly pug who do not travel with us.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We travel where my preaching schedule takes us. Usually to warm places in winter and green places in spring-summer-fall, throughout the West... And we are imagining a trip East at some point. We are particularly grateful for a space in LA which is near Thorne's godmother.

Abeltaine's Hometown

Portland Oregon.

Abeltaine's Guest Details

Abeltaine's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

19 feet long

19' escape (Fiberglas) travel trailer. Pull it with a Honda Pilot. No slides. No decorations. People who see it say "Niiice trailer" :)

Abeltaine's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Abeltaine Has 1 Host Location

Beltaine Pad

Portland, OR, US
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Abeltaine's References (9)

References from Guests (9)


March 2018

Very helpful stay and quiet sleep

This was my first stay and I am thankful for the host's generosity in being a Portland boondocker! We coordinated via text, which worked well for me. Abeltaine recommended a good spot to eat nearby as well. I rolled into the driveway around 9:30 and set up for sleeping and texted that I had arrived. In the morning I woke before the host and did a little yoga inside their back fenced area (which they had offered as space I could use if needed), and then I hit the road. Thank you Abeltaine for your generosity.


December 2017

Thank you!

Easy to find and they provided access to power and internet, which was much appreciated! Location close enough to downtown that it was a cheap Lyft to take to get to the action but far enough away that it was a nice quiet neighbourhood.

Cath and Frank

November 2017

Great host, great location!

Abeltaine was a great host for us. They had good recommandation for spot to visit in Portland. There location is great, in a quiet neighbourhood. They also provided electricity and water. We would visit them again anytime!!

The Galavan

July 2017

Great Hosts!

Very responsive, accommodating, and very easy to work with. Provided clear instructions. The driveway is very level with a (rather bright) streetlight at the end. It was a hot Saturday night and the neighborhood quieted down after midnight and was so quiet into the morning that I overslept!


July 2017

Great Portland Hosts

Abeltaine were terrific hosts. They were very responsive and accommodating and had a great location that allowed us to bike and walk and have a wonderful experience of Portland. If you're going to Portland, be sure to bring your bikes! Thanks for hosting us Abeltaine.


December 2016

Great Hosts

Abeltaine was a great host for us on a (not so) recent trip to Portland. Our respective schedules were kind of all over the place, but they were more than willing to be flexible with the days we needed. A bit of a delayed recommendation on our part, but in no way reflective of Abeltaine's hospitality. We would recommend, and stay again.


October 2016

very welcoming and friendly

Abeltaine was very friendly and incredibly welcoming, and not only allowed us to park in her driveway, but also very generously allowed us use of her power and water during our stay. Her spot was big enough for our rig (23 feet with slide). Access to her drive was very easy. Great location, convenient to downtown. We were very pleased to be able to stay with Abeltaine during our time in the area and would not hesitate to stay there again in the future if the space is available!


September 2016


Amy and Thorne were great hosts. They were busy doing some home repairs so we didn't catch up at length but nevertheness they helped us feel at home and provided guidance for using the buses into Portland (very simple one hour journey). Thanks so much for giving us the chance to explore your wonderful city!


June 2016

Thanks for a Great Spot!

We stayed with abeltaine for one evening as we traveled through from Seattle. We appreciated their spot, and their accommodation as we ended up being about 2 hours later than we originally thought. We were able to get some much needed rest and to catch up on work before heading back on the road. Thanks again!