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Age: 55-65

Member since March 2017

Recently empty-nested musicians, still teaching, gardening, and starting to travel


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Australian violinist/violist/computer programmer, with handyman and mechanical skills, married to American cellist who likes to garden. We have two acres, with several large gardens where we grow a lot of our own food.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Anything about classical music, high level computer skills, and general mechanical and DIY ability.

musicbug's Pets

We have an outdoor cat (with garage retreat) - we love animals, but Sara is allergic to the dander.

musicbug's Hometown

Chelsea MI

musicbug's Guest Details

musicbug's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

17 feet long

2003 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe, with 2016 Chevy Diesel Colorado. Ian's first rig was a converted 1942 Ford bus, with Mercury side-valve V8 engine, one of 300 made for the Australian army, against the expected Japanese invasion from the North. It was never used by the army, but was used on a passenger route in Sydney after the war. Second rig was a converted 1962 Bedford 330 diesel - towing the same Mini-Moke (with a new paint job). It was retired from a suburban route in Melbourne.

musicbug's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

musicbug Has 1 Host Location


Chelsea, MI, US
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musicbug's References (16)

References from Hosts (10)


August 2021

A pleasure as always!

I always enjoy hosting and chatting with music bug. Definitely a recommended guest, and welcome back any time!


July 2021

Boondocking Guests

Enjoyed having this charming couple as guests during their stay to explore southeastern Ohio. Welcome anytime.


June 2021

Musicbug's stay

Wish we could have conversed more but our plans didn't allow. True boondockers, didn't hardly notice they were here. Would recommend to future hosts.


June 2021

2 Thumbs up!

No worries hosting Musicbug. Very nice couple. Clean and quiet campsite. Would definitely host again.


October 2019

Always a pleasure

We're starting a tradition, 3rd year in a row I've hosted Musicbug. Always enjoy having them, even though we were all pretty busy this time.

easy money

July 2019

Great guests

Friendly and responsible couple.


July 2019

Great people

Quiet couple, pleasure to host.


August 2018

Great guests (again)!

My first "2nd year in a row" guests. I'll be glad to have them back every year!


August 2017

Wonderful Guests!

I enjoyed having musicbug boondock on my site. Very warm and friendly couple, had fun hosting and chatting with them.


July 2017

Welcome Guests

We were so glad to meet this lovely couple who camped with us for two nights while they visited our area for a wedding. Not only did we learn about each other's camping experiences and equipment, but some day guests who are relatives saw their Casita trailer and now want to get one and start camping with their daughter! They shared vegetarian cooking tips with us and we greatly appreciated the time that they spent here with us. They were wonderful guests to have staying here. We hope they will stop here again if they are in the area and if we make it out their way we would seriously consider looking them up. We made some wonderful friends during their visit.

References from Guests (6)


June 2021

Quiet Site with Great View

Enjoyed our time at this location and nice conversation with the friendly host.


July 2019

Very pleasant visit

what a lovely place outside of town, so pretty and peaceful. Also, gracious host and hostess who made us feel so welcome. Thank you!


June 2019

Delightful location!!

A very lovely place to stay.... organic gardens (both flower and veggies) growing all around.
Oout in the country but a close drive to the adorable town of Chelsea.
The hosts were very accommodating and pleasant.
Would definitely return to this Boondockers location!!!


September 2018

Beautiful Michigan property

A great place to stay on a beautiful, quiet property. Very pleasant and interesting host couple. Thank you so much!


June 2018

Super Hosts!

The Musicbugs have a quiet, rural, boondocking spot just a couple of miles outside the charming town of Chelsea, where they also provided us with electric and water. When we found out we were their first guests we were very surprised! Ian and Sara were terrific hosts – very friendly and accommodating, and they offered several suggestions for things to do & see in the area. We highly recommend Fermata when you are in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area! Kim & Joe


June 2018

Coddiwomple3 first Boondocking experience

Thank you for walking us through this experience. You have a beautiful, quiet, welcoming piece of property and your family couldn’t be lovelier. Having power was a blessing!