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Forest House

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in RALEIGH, NC

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    No

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 caring for a relative out of state. 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 (rare in our region). 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 public on-street parking can hinder maneuverability into the driveway; 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

Age:

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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    MichalandTobi

    4 months ago

    Let me start with the positives: Hosts confirmed quickly. This is a very convenient location that feels somewhat suburban/rural in a very large urban area. The host (Andi, as I didn’t have the chance to meet James) was friendly, made sure I had parking options and we had a good conversation. I was even offered hookups and the facilities, which I declined, but appreciated the offer. The driveway was easy for my 19’ van and the trees lining the property gave me some privacy. I greatly appreciate the efforts of our Boondockers Welcome hosts and the cautions about this location should not reflect badly on these hosts. The October night I was in their driveway must have been the perfect storm for noise. I’m a light sleeper and the after 10 pm fireworks (sounding like a bombardment of the neighborhood) turned out to be the nearby annual NC Fair. It was accompanied by loud music and rowdy neighbors whooping it up on a Sat night. When it finally quieted down, I was aware of being in the flight path of the RD airport and possibly near some train tracks. A neighbor’s rooster had me up before daybreak. I share this so very light sleepers will know that anything can happen and that noise is often out of the control of the hosts. This is a great location and I’m sure on most nights it will be quiet and comfortable.

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    DANetDAN

    10 months ago

    It is sad and above all very unpleasant to make a request to a BW and the host gives no sign of life. No answer...nothing! Whether the answer is positive or negative, at least we can continue our stay organization in the region. Why are these people accepted as hosts? Since reading the comments I am not the first to whom the host does not give an answer. If you read my review be warned in your travel plans that this BW is not at all reliable.

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    FoxDen23

    10 months ago

    Andi & James were so great! Despite the weather, we had a great time! Our slide out was even OK, but tight.

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    Ralene_a

    1 year ago

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

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    rmvanwyk

    1 year 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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