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These 7 Airbnbs Will Make You Thirst for Desert Living

They’re not mirages. They’re real.

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You need some peace and quiet, and we’re sending you to the desert. We’ve just decided.

With all due respect to secret beach bungalows and writing cabins buried in the woods, there’s no better place to log out and recharge than a desert hideaway.

These are the Seinfeld of Airbnbs. They embrace nothingness. Sure, each of the stays — from Tuscon to Morocco — have amenities and activities to keep you engaged and occupied; but these homes are purposefully spartan, favoring their strangely purgatorial, undeniably gorgeous environs. Makes sense. Like 95% of history happened without anyone ever sleeping out in the sand. The desert’s earned its quiet.

We’ve rounded up seven of our favorite picks below. Pack lots of water, bring a good book or two and don’t forget to hit the hot tub under the stars.

Oh, and when you’re coming up on the house, trust your eyes. No mirages here.

Bivouac Camp
Merzouga, Morocco

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The Luxury Sahara Desert Bivouac Camp gives festival vibes without the annoying crowds and bad sets (photo via Airbnb).
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Go on an ATV excursion, enjoy the sunset with a glass of champagne, and then watch it rise atop a camel (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Luxury Sahara Desert Bivouac Camp here.

Cactus Casa
Tuscon, AZ 

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This desert fortress is slightly closer to home (photo via Airbnb).
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Good thing the house looks fun because who knows what else there is to do in Tuscon (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Cactus Casa here.

Canvas Safari Hut
MoabUtah

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No need for real walls when the scenery is this good (photo via Airbnb).
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Tents may be haunted by all the influencers who booked before you just to take an Instagram (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Under Canvas Moab Safari here.

Casita La Brea
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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Equipped with beautiful interiors, a cheeky outdoor shower, and multiple spots to stargaze (photo via Airbnb).
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The view alone will have you dreaming of this listing (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Casita La Brea here.

Death Valley House
Beatty, Nevada

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This house gives off end of the world desert bunker vibes (photo via Airbnb).
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The interior is basically a Stanley Kubrick film set (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Death Valley House here.

Rock Reach House
Pioneertown, CA
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Maybe a much more effective bunker than the last one (photo via Airbnb).
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A hot tub around sandy rocks is close enough to a beach (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Rock Beach House here.

Serenity Escape
Joshua Tree, CA

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Here’s a listing for those who needs a dwelling between the canvas tents and architectural digest centerfolds (photo via Airbnb).
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Finally, a pool is a very crucial element to living in the desert (photo via Airbnb).

Book the Serenity Escape in Joshua Tree here.

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