NEW CABIN PROGRESS

We’ve begun renovation work on our recently purchased third cabin property, which we bought at a County tax sale. The five-acre site and cabin have been cleared of stuff left by previous owner/occupants that was beyond repurposing: broken roof tiles, fields of glass shards, buried insulation (?), a shack’s worth of broken wood, large improvised firepits stacked with random burnt debris… Typical Hi-Dez human garbage.

Now we can start work on the cabin to make it habitable for eventual vacation rental.

This is what it looks like right now (photos by Stephanie)…

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JT Homesteader

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JT Homesteader

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We’re strongly considering installing a solar power system to provide electricity — this will be our first experience working with solar…

Meanwhile, we’ve planted several native and near-native bushes and trees: two Palo Verdes, two Ironwoods, two Honey Mesquites, a Smoketree, some Wolfberries (goji berries), and a Desert Broom. We’re watering by hand with containers as plumbing and water systems haven’t been installed yet.

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About jay babcock

JT Homesteader, Arthur Magazine ... Joshua Tree, CA ...
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2 Responses to NEW CABIN PROGRESS

  1. Bobby Furst says:

    SAVING DESERT HISTORICAL SITES, YEAH !

  2. Peter Spurr says:

    WOW. That’s a “fixer” for sure. I have every confidence you will produce something groovy, as you always do!

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