A Navajo Home Made Of Earth Serves as a Cozy Arizona Retreat

These days, there is an Airbnb in every corner of the world, including a gorgeous stretch of the Navajo Nation in the Arizona desert. For $150 a night, travelers can stay in an authentic Navajo hogan—which is a small dwelling fashioned out of earth.

Hogan by the river

This petit hogan is fairly rustic, with two small beds, and no running water or electricity. The gracious Navajo hosts are happy to share some of their culinary and cultural traditions—including weaving—with guests.

San Francisco peaks can be seen from the hogan

San Francisco peaks can be seen from the hogan

The temperature are significantly cooler inside and naturally lit.

The temperature are significantly cooler inside and naturally lit.

Interior is lit by natural sunlight during the day.

Interior is lit by natural sunlight during the day.

This cozy hogan is the ideal place to catch a meteor shower or a lunar eclipse, or relax after a day spent exploring the iconic rock formations of nearby Monument Valley. Arizona’s relaxing hogan is reserved for the most rugged and respectful travelers. It is important to note that the Navajo Nation does not allow drugs or alcohol to be used in the hogan. Those searching for a raucous Airbnb party house should certainly vacation elsewhere.

Hogan

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