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Forest House

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in RALEIGH, NC

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Hosted By

Andi+James

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

  • Same Day Requests

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Small ranch on 1/2 acre close to downtown Raleigh. We have a screened porch, fire pit, and outdoor sauna to share. Kayak(s) may also be available to borrow. We can likely accommodate slide-outs depending on how you park- let us know if you need specific parking arrangements and we will move our cars accordingly. A dump station is ~2 miles away at the Fairgrounds. Suggested Local Attractions: NCSU, Pullen Park, Dorothea Dix Park, Umstead Park (hiking), many local lakes for kayaking, Arboretum, downtown Raleigh, Art museums, Raleigh City Farm, local breweries, NC State Fairgrounds, etc------ there's SO much to do around us! A nearby bike path leads you to downtown *Communication may be delayed while Andi is traveling in a region with poor wi-fi. Advance notice recommended*

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Electric Hookup: 30A

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Wifi

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

-if traveling with a dog, they can rotate use our fenced-in dog yard w/ our dogs but please avoid dog-dog interactions that involve contact as one of our small dogs is territorial. - Common sense stuff: clean up after pet, make sure fire is out before turning in, leave space for the mail person if parking on the street

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Location

Access Road Conditions: The home is at the base of a hill that can be difficult to ascend during icy conditions. Will need to back in or out of our gravel driveway that is flanked by tall pines (some recently removed so easier access now). If possible, we will move our car to the street to hold space for you to pull in since the on-street parking can reduce maneuverability; connect w/ us via phone to plan ahead if needed. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: May need to detach the tow vehicle if our RV is on site. Street parking is always available. We're building a new parking space in the front yard that may accommodate a class B but likely a tow vehicle.

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Gravel

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Hosted By Andi+James

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30-45

Couchsurfers turned Boondockers Details: Our home base is in Raleigh, NC, close to NCSU. We recently (9/2021) and somewhat spontaneously bought a small class C to spend quality time with a terminally ill family member in FL as we pursue their bucket list adventures. James will be holding down the fort in Raleigh and setting up a 30A outlet while Andi and her siblings rotate stays in FL. We all love finding ways to explore nature and observe wildlife so will likely have kayaks +/- bikes strapped to the RV and binoculars on hand. We love meeting people through Couchsurfing whenever traveling so looking forward to hosting/staying w/ folks now that we're in the RV club :) Favorite Boondocking Locations: TBD ;) Skills or Expertise to Share: James plays nearly every string, percussion, or electronic instrument, prior contractor, and is a wonderful conversationalist. He built a music studio in our garage and is always up for a jam session. Andi is a veterinary pathologist in training and prior field ecologist, educator, and zoologist who incorporates vet-med and wildlife study into her travels whenever and wherever possible. We have field guides and binoculars to lend. We nearly completely renovated our "handyman special" home so can likely lend/help with non-mechanical repairs.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Ralene_a

    2 months ago

    Even though calendar showed availability and I gave several days’ notice, this host never bothered to respond.

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    rmvanwyk

    2 months ago

    We had a nice 2 night stay here. The couple are experienced boondockers who have a long driveway and a soon to be finished parking pad in a college neighborhood right off campus from NC state. We came through halloween weekend, so there were a lot of parties going on and the street was filled up with cars, but we were still able to get in and out fine. It shouldn’t be that busy on a regular weekend. This is the closest boondockers spot to downtown Raleigh and we were able to uber to the amphitheater for $10! The hosts were friendly and interested in our rig and travels and we were able to plug in our batteries as well.

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    Knappstix

    5 months ago

    Quiet and private, yet close to the beltway, NC State and downtown Raleigh. Very accommodating hosts with effective and efficient communications. The house is on a narrow 2-way street with on-street parking, and a parked car caused limited access to the driveway. If you have challenges backing your rig, the street parking can provide an interesting obstacle course.

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    FamAliah

    8 months ago

    Im so sad - the host sounded perfect and i would want to stay each time i passed thru Raleigh but they never responded to messages. I will gladly change my review . The app forced me to put a star rating. If the would just respond or pull their host spot. Ill try again at some point.

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    TinCanPilgrim

    8 months ago

    The friendly host greeted me and helped me with directions to back up in the right spot. Beautiful trees and a friendly dog! Had a restful overnight stay.

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