If this is a troll, it’s the most elaborate one I’ve ever seen. It’s either real, or an ironic “seeding of the market” like the AirBnB listings. They can put the brochures in the Souk and test the appetite and interest level, measure how many outraged reactions there are (if any)…all the while pretending it’s not really happening in the name of irony. Except this IS really happening. Playa hotels are really happening, commodification camps are really happening, so is Burning Man ephemeral real estate leasing really happening too? Or is it just a mirage? A big farce?
Experience™ Black Rock City like you never have before with a choice of accommodations and services ranging from opulent luxury for the refined individual to comfort and convenience for the seasoned adventurer.
Occidental Oasis is the preeminent Experience™ ownership and Experience Club™ membership program in Black Rock City. Ownership of a deeded real estate interest provides Members with a lifetime of unsurpassed experiences via the most innovative and flexible club in the industry. Experience Club™ members choose when and where to travel, enjoying the comfort and convenience of residential-style resort accommodations in select, renowned festivals throughout the United States and world. Each Experience Club™ property provides a distinctive setting, while signature elements remain consistent, such as high-quality guest service, spacious residences and extensive on-property amenities. From exciting Black Rock City, Nevada and dynamic Forgotten City, Las Vegas, to the laid-back lifestyles of Saguaro Man, Arizona and Soul Fire, California, or the frozen landscape of Frost Burn, we take pride in offering our guests a superior Experience™ ownership program in the world’s most celebrated locations. For those aspiring to the good life, Occidental Oasis offers a passport to endless opportunities for radical self-expression.
Since its formation in 2010, Occidental Oasis has worked closely with the Burning Man Organization (BMORG) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to finally bring this exciting opportunity to Burning Man participants in 2014. In a market where large, publicly held theme camps have recently begun to dominate the landscape, Occidental Oasis has carved out a niche deep in the playa.
Our Black Rock City sales offices are located in the 6:00 Souk Tent Suite D2 at The Man. We are open daily from 10am to 2pm.
Occidental Oasis is an inclusive resort property located deep in the playa of Black Rock City, Nevada. The resort caters to Burning Man participants that want a unique experience tailored to their individual desires. Occidental Oasis provides participants with a choice of accommodations and services ranging from opulent luxury for the refined individual to comfort and convenience for the seasoned adventurer.
The Oasis is located just beyond the temple and extends deep into the playa. Our fleet of private art cars and bike pool allow guests to quickly get from the oasis to all the action in Black Rock City.
BLACK ROCK ESTATES
Enjoy Black Rock City from the luxury, beauty, and warmth of our private villas surrounded by miles of pristine playa and mountain views. Indulge in all the luxuries of home and enjoy a haven of rejuvenation where friends can revitalize and enjoy unforgettable moments in paradise. Renew your spirit and inner child with spa treatments and five-star hotel services.
BLACK ROCK ACRES
Black Rock Acres is a private oasis offering its own unique experience within the Burning Man event. Relax in your private accommodations, take a break in our dust free clubhouse with live HD coverage of the event, or express yourself in our exclusive theme camps and works of art.
BLACK ROCK PARK
Our basic accommodations in Black Rock Park provide an accessible entry point for those adventurers seeking a solid foundation to launch their daily excursions into Black Rock City. Enjoy access to our private fleet of art cars as well as many other services that will make your burn an experience to remember.
Whether you choose the luxury of Black Rock Estates, the comfort of Black Rock Acres, or the conveniences of Black Rock Park just remember that our home is your home in Black Rock City.
Occidental Oasis creates unique and unforgettable experiences for the discerning Burning Man participant. Each participant works with one of our highly trained Experience Associates™ to develop an Experience Profile™ that determines their desires for self-expression and appraises their self-reliance needs. After completing an Experience Profile™ a participant will work with an Experience Agent™ to tailor a package of services and amenities that will deliver an unforgettable Burning Man experience. The Experience Agent™ will work with the participant to finalize the necessary documents and secure a reservation at Occidental Oasis
- 6 day standard accommodation in BRC
- Non-refundable, non-transferable
- 1 emergency extraction to Reno
- IV hydration package
- Discount medical and legal services
- All inclusive meal and beverage plan
- Bicycle plan
- 3 day basic accommodation in BRC
- 120qt cooler
- Bud Light, Coors Light, or Miller Lite
- PBR / Tecate (additional charge)
- Ice service
- 10 days Black Rock Acres or Black Rock Park
- Early entry and vehicle passes
- Theme camp setup/teardown
- Theme camp staffed by Occidental Oasis
- 7 days Black Rock Estates
- All inclusive (wardrobe, dining, entertainment)
- VIP access
- Personal art car with driver
- Satellite Internet
- Express entry/exodus
- Chartered Flight RNO/SFO (additional charge)
- Regional events package (US only)
- Tent/RV services
- Travel arrangements
- VIP Access
- International events package
- Travel and luggage services
- Medical and legal services
They were recruiting paid employees for their venture:
Join the Occidental Oasis Experience Team™
An in-house Occidental Oasis Experience Team™ member is responsible for presenting the Occidental Oasis Experience™ ownership products and services to our guests and owners to generate maximum net sales volume while maintaining a professional and ethical representation of the company.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
As an Occidental Oasis representative, you would be responsible for presenting the Occidental Oasis Experience™ ownership products and programs to Owners, Exchangers, Owner Referrals, Courtesy Tours and our guests in order to generate maximum net sales volume while maintaining a professional and ethical representation of the company. You will take guests and owners on resort tours, present our products, and follow finance guidelines. You will also commit to the company’s operating policies, principles, sales and customer service philosophies.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Every Burning Man participant is a very important person at Occidental Oasis, and it’s our promise to potential owners that they will enjoy the best of everything with us. That’s why the Experience Team™ is responsible for converting each participant into club members by providing them with information about our club point packages. Team members also provide additional knowledge and details regarding our ownership programs in order to help generate optimal sales volume from every participant.
WHAT BENEFITS WILL I RECEIVE?
Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and, depending upon eligibility, a vacation or Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit. You will instantly have access to our unique benefits such as the Team Member and Family Travel Program, which provides reduced rates at many of our properties for you and your family, plus discounts on products and services offered by Occidental Oasis and its partners. After 90 days you may enroll in the Occidental Oasis Health & Welfare benefit plans, depending on eligibility. Occidental Oasis also offers eligible team members a 401K Savings Plan, as well as Employee Assistance and Educational Assistance Programs. We look forward to reviewing with you the specific benefits you would receive as an Occidental Oasis Experience Team™. The above information is provided as a highlight of the major benefits offered to most full-time team members in the United States. All benefits listed may not be offered at all locations. This is not a summary plan description or official plan document.
Their Facebook page only has 43 likes.
It has reviews, which suggest the (ironic) experience being sold now will be available next year. If enough Burners were fooled and signed up, then perhaps it will:
Turner RentzSurvival camping in harsh environments really requires the best from me, and I’m proud to let Occidental Oasis become a member of my team. My friends who roll in, in nice, expensive RV’s and even those that use their own chef and only come out at night to avoid the harshness of the environment … should all seriously look into this experience(tm). I especially love the idea of having someone do all the bothersome design work of my own, unique art car that really helps express who I am! When it comes to self reliance, I rely on Occidental! What an AMAZING service!! FIVE STARS!!!
My Experience™ Agent Frank set me up with the perfect little EconoPod™ in Black Rock Park. As a bonus for signing the deal before the event he threw in a free Shirt Cocker and Sparkle Pony package. I went for the 30 year agreement which also gives me preferred scheduling for my vacation reservations. I can’t wait to take my first trip to the Oasis in 2015!
I’m so excited that time shares are finally coming to Black Rock City! This will be my 11th year, and frankly I’m ready for a little luxury. My 2015 Experience™ will be the best yet!
On August 15 2014 – before the Gentrification and Sherpagate scandals broke out – they posted:
Have you ever wanted to make a little piece of the Burning Man Experience™ your own? Now is your chance to own 1/70,000 of your home away from home. The Occidental Oasis is the preeminent vacation ownership and timeshare program in Black Rock City.
Stop by The Man and visit us in the 6:00 Souk tent. One of our Experience™ Agents will work with you to find the perfect property and activities package.
The Occidental Oasis sales office will be open Monday through Friday 11am – 3pm. If you are interested in becoming an Experience™ Agent we are holding a job fair on Monday August 25th from 12:30pm – 3pm.
Do not miss this opportunity to secure you own Burning Man Experience™ for years to come!
Visit Occidental Oasis online at http://www.occidentaloasis.com/
Own your own piece of the Burning Man Experience™ at the Occidental Oasis. Whether you choose the luxury of Black Rock Estates, the comfort of Black Rock Acres, or the convenience of Black Rock Park, the Occidental Oasis Resort will provide when the playa does not. Units are selling fast. Stop our sales office at The Souk M-F 11-3 to speak with an Experience™ agent. Visit us online at http://www.occidentaloasis.com/
Our units provide an accessible entry point for those adventurers seeking a solid foundation to launch their daily excursions into Black Rock City. Enjoy access to our private fleet of art cars as well as many other services that will make your burn an experience to remember.
Black Rock Acres is a private oasis offering its own unique experience within the Burning Man event. Relax in your private accommodations, take a break in our dust free clubhouse with live HD coverage of the event, or express yourself in our exclusive theme camps and works of art. — at Black Rock City
Adherence to the Principles is done for you, as well as Principle # 11, Sherpa Reliance:
Occidental Oasis employs many creative and generous people that provide services and artwork to the greater community. You can rest easy knowing that your membership in Occidental Oasis is a valuable contribution to the greater experience of those in Black Rock City.
Public Art Installations
Unique Theme Camps
Occidental Oasis provides trained Experience Guides™ knowledgeable of
all local, state, and federal laws.
Our guides will monitor your behavior in a non-intrusive manner providing
timely feedback and intervention with the community that will allow you fully
express yourself without consequence.
Occidental Oasis also provides professional legal services on-site and
after the event.
Knowledgeable Experience Guides™
On-site Legal Support
Leave No Trace
Occidental Oasis provides full trash service as well as single stream
recycling allow you to consume what you need
when you need it without worrying about the bits you leave behind.
Single Stream Recycling
Post Event Cleanup
Everyone is welcome at the Occidental Oasis. Stop by our sales office at The Souk to speak with one of our Experience™ Agents.
Occidental Oasis Gift Scouts™ will scour the playa in search of only the very best gifts for our guests. When possible scouts will collect and return to the resort with the gifts that best match our guests’ requests. Scouts will arrange transportation in our fleet of private art cars to experience those gifts which the scouts cannot hand deliver.
Our resorts ofter gifting packages and professional gift coordinators that will help provide our clients with gifts for giving. Gifting packages can also include gift distributions which can be schedule to provide maximum impact to the greater burning man community and relieve our clients of the burden of gifting.
Gift Distribution Services
Custom Gift Packages
Occidental Oasis is a cashless facility. Your initial investment along with your annual maintenance fee provides you unlimited access to all the resort has to offer. All inclusive packages for meals, drinks, and entertainment are available and can be arranged when you reserve your stay. Just contact your Experience Agent™ or the on duty Experience Concierge™ to make your selections.
Al a carte and premium services chosen while at the event will be billed directly to your account. Just sit back and relax knowing that it is all being taken care of for you.
24 hour Experience Concierge™
Occidental Oasis makes your journey to the playa as easy as a first class flight to the Riviera.
We provide around the clock access to beverages, meals, consumables, transportation, entertainment, and support services. Our facilities include onsite medical care and emergency transportation on/off playa should you encounter pressing needs to come and go from the event.
24 Hour Dining
Art Car Fleet
Onsite Medical Care
Occidental Oasis provides professional self-expression consultants that will help you choose from a variety of packages that express your unique self. Choose from an assortment of costume, makeup, and bike options. OurSelf-Expression Packages™ have been rated as some of the best on the playa.
Our professional photographers will be sure to catch your most expressive moments. We have a range of photo packages to choose from that will allow you to impress your friends.
Our consultants can also help you manage your online presence after the show to ensure your experience will be remembered by others for years to come.
Occidental Oasis pampers our guests with VIP access to the big burns and events on playa.
Party with similar minded people in our exclusive theme camps, art cars, and outings.
VIP Access to The Burn
Exclusive Theme Camps
Private Art Car Fleet
Occidental Oasis has its fingers on the pulse of Burning Man. We know exactly what is going on when and where and how well it matches your Experience Profile™.
We provide a daily briefing and a schedule of suggested experiences that may be of interest.
Simply contact the on-duty Experience Concierge™ to select the activities that interest you most and our fleet of private art cars will be dispatched to pick you up and shuttle you to the event.
Each guest is provided with a high precision GPS transponder and communicator that will allow us to locate you, confirm your desires, and get you to the next event.
Personalized Event Schedules
24 Hour pick-up/drop-off
Radio Dispatched Art Cars
GPS Tracking Services
Occidental Oasis provides trained Experience Guides™knowledgeable of all local, state, and federal laws. Our guides will monitor your behavior in a non-intrusive manner providing timely feedback and intervention with the community that will allow you fully express yourself without consequence. Occidental Oasis also provides professional legal services on-site and after the event.
Knowledgable Experience Guides™
On-site Legal Support
Their web site hosts some glowing testimonials from satisfied Occidentists:
They started the week with an officially promoted on burningman.com Playa event, a job fair recruiting PAID workers to sell the real estate.
Occidental Oasis Job Fair!
|Date/Time(s):||Monday, August 25th, 2014 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.|
|Hosted by Camp:||SizzleVille|
|Location:||Occidental Oasis – Souk @ The Man Base|
Get in on the ground floor as a first-round employee of Occidental Oasis Holdings, an exclusive timeshare resort offering 1/70,000 ownership in BRC! Opportunities at BRC, with future expansions across the US and at international burns too! Highest commissions in the industry! Short hours, you can even learn to work from home! Learn about the BRC Properties: Hex Village, Yurt Villas, and Black Rock Estates. These gated communities provide free Wi-Fi and HDTV broadcast of the burns, two-bike garages, and plumbing in the BRC-Municipal Utility District (MUD). Package levels available: Sparkle Pony, Shirt Cocker, Veteran, Wanderlust (at regional events), and Ambassador (at international events). Optional package add-ons include sky diving arrivals, helicopter exodus, personal art car, plus more! If sales isn’t your thing, become an Occidental Oasis concierge! OO Resorts’ concierge service has its fingers on the pulse of Burning Man. We know exactly what is going on when and where and how well it matches our guests’ personal profile. We will provide a daily briefing and a schedule of suggested experiences that may be of interest to our honored sales prospects.
The South Bay Burners give us a hint that it might be a prank.
South Bay CORE/Occidental Oasis Job Fair
- August 25 · 12:30 PM