SuperAdobe Spotlight: Bonita Domes

Tucked away in Joshua Tree, CA, lies Bonita Domes a luxurious private home studio retreat. Owned, designed and built by Drum Medicine Woman, Lisa Starr, Bonita Domes is a model of SuperAdobe technology at it's finest. After attending a one-week intensive workshop on dome building, plasters, and finishes at CalEarth, Lisa set out on her own adventure to build her dream dome home. The home is comprised of three separate structures; one 12-foot diameter dome and two 8-foot diameter domes plus her own private 1,360 square foot dome home. Walk around the property and you'll discover a communal kiva fire pit, shower house, an art studio and more! Having sourced 85% of the retreat's materials from her own land, Lisa strives to create a sustainable life living in peace with nature.

“Bonita Domes is the dream that was calling me about building my own house, building community and working and playing with the earth within my spiritual practice. I kept following my heart and spirit and somewhere along the line of that calling out, the dream met me. I think we are coming to a time where the other side is meeting us to make us whole and complete," said Lisa. 

Guests who visit Bonita Domes come to relax and rejuvenate. In addition to tours of the retreat, Lisa offers a group Drum Medicine Journey as a wellness experience where guests can enhance their own spiritual practice through the use of instruments and take part in private Shamanic Healing sessions. Stargazing is also a must at this desert oasis!

For more information about Bonita Domes, visit Lisa’s website: