The Off-grid itHouse brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert.
The Off-grid itHouse is an architecturally significant house, recently noted by Dwell as one of the 'Best Homes in America' and in the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all time in Southern California. The Off-grid itHouse is one of 10 itHouses built in California, which have received much aclaim such as the Western Home award sponsored by Sunset magazine. This is the prototype for the pre-engineered system known as the itHouse- one of 10 itHouses built in California.
The house is off-grid, powered by solar panels for energy and hot water, and is located in a pristine remote valley in the beautiful California high desert. The house observes key green principals of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, use of renewable resources, and living simply and minimally.
Located in Pioneertown, CA, nearby several unique attractions, Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace, local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, the Integratron, and other seasonal events.
The setting of the house is remote and serene, a quiet refuge from everything, free from distractions. Amazing views and vistas in all directions.
Intentionally there is no television and no wifi so that one can truly experience being in a place of extreme natural beauty, and take note of the play of light and shadow, and other natural phenomena.
Perfect for design or green aficionados, writers or those needing a secluded getaway.
It is recommended that guests arrive before sundown in order to find the house. The house is in a remote location.
We are now offering fresh pressed juice delivery to the Off-grid it house. Guests are able to be have fresh juices delivered daily by a local Joshua Tree juice guru.
|Tipologia alloggio:||Intera casa/apt|
|Tipo di letto:||Letto Normale|
|Camere da letto:||2|
|Soggiorno Minimo:||2 notti|
|Prezzo settimanale:||1559€ /settimana|
|Prezzo Mensile:||4453€ /mese|
|Spese di pulizia:||93€|
|Termini di Cancellazione:||Rigidi|
This is an amazing house!
Thank you so much : )
Linda's home is extraordinary and deserves all of the glowing reviews to date. From the secluded location and gorgeous external landscape, to the impeccable, minimalist design aesthetic of the interior, I would highly recommend this amazing place for a desert getaway. Beyond enjoying the panoramic views and hiking in the immediate vicinity, you don't need much else in the way of entertainment, but the house also boasts a thoughtful, well-stocked kitchen, a great book collection (particularly exciting selection if you too are a visual artist), board games, and two different fireplaces. Linda is a gracious host, responding quickly and providing a nice welcome packet of info for the house and surrounding area. We were sad to leave, and hope to visit again.
Every time is slightly different yet the same when it comes to reconnecting with nature, self and source. It is a magical healing place. I also really enjoyed doing the juice cleanse it really added to my experience, Angela "the juice lady" is a wonderful being and makes nourishing potions for mind body and spirit. Thank you for the suggestion Linda.
Not only is this an amazing house, but it's an amazing location. You have to drive a few miles up a dirt road to make sure you're completely off the grid. No cell service, no internet, no outside world (except for the real outside world).
We spent our time enjoying the fire, playing old-fashioned word-games and drinking wine. Can't imagine a better place to spend a weekend.
One day, I hope to build my very own itHouse somewhere half as amazing as Joshua Tree.
What an incredible experience! I love Joshua Tree already, but to stay in a place like this AND go do Joshua Tree... just awesome. I took my boyfriend here for a surprise and he gave it an "A+". We are both designers, so this was right up our alley :)
All the other reviews are spot on. A couple things to note: If you have the option to bring an SUV/Off-road-ish vehicle, do so. The road to the house is dirt and treated with ridges and there are some rough spots. It's not going to kill your car, but like I said, if you have the option... We came in the winter time, and like Linda had advised, power is quite scarce. It was by no means inconvenient, though. We ran out of power twice, but it was also quite cloudy during the day, so the solar panels couldn't harness a lot of energy.
The views, and the ambiance of the house's setting is unforgettable. What a great set up. Well done, Linda!
You'll enjoy your time here, for sure.
What a magical and breathtaking place! Stunning, spotless, serene. I feel privileged to have been able to stay in Linda's impeccably designed house. My stay was fantastic and I hope I can return again in the near future.
As a couple we shared such a magical weekend stay. Every aspect of this house down to the tiniest detail was perfect. We almost want to keep it a secret! Will definitely be planning many more stays in future. Joshua Tree itself was an unforgettable experience. Be sure to plan a few days for the National Park! Cannot stress being mindful about the water and power for future guests, be aware that usage is limited so plan accordingly. Also there didn't seem to be a freezer so stick to bringing/ buying refrigerated goods. In colder months bring plenty of firewood for the indoor and outdoor fireplaces to enjoy the beauty surrounding the house. Looking forward to returning!
Staying at the IT House is an incomparable experience. The house is an exquisite object. It is sited perfectly in the other worldly landscape of the high desert. Clearly designed by talented architects, it embodies serenity and a sense of security while at the same time providing an expansive open-ness to the desert vistas.
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