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Dwell Published Modern Home Near Joshua Tree National Park

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Yucca Valley house description

More information about the house: www.RockReachHouse.com

Video tour of the house: www.RockReachHouse.com/video

This one-of-a-kind home was built in 2009 and was featured in the April 2010 Dwell magazine. Each room offers large sliding glass doors that lead out to decks and patios for a marvelous indoor/outdoor living experience. Top-of-the-line appliances and home theater A/V system and high-speed Internet.

The house sits amidst a jumble of fantastically weathered granite boulders in a national park-like setting in the private community of Rock Reach in the Town of Yucca Valley. Taken together, the house and the setting offer a high desert escape second to none.


Why the Owner Chose Yucca Valley: I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.

The Unique Benefits of this House: Although this home is less than an hour and a half from the heart of Los Angeles it feels as if it is on the other side of the moon. There is a profound sense of seclusion and connection to nature in this spectacular setting. I very much enjoy sitting outside and being part of the remarkable nature. I also enjoy sitting in the cowboy soak tub after long hikes in the vast surrounding Mojave desert. I feel like I am in my own private national park.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • If the dates that you desire are already booked — or if you need additional space for your party — you should know that there is a similar house that is also located within Rock Reach (and also built by Blue Sky Building Systems) that may be available. To check availability go to www.vrbo.com/559507. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • MP3 Dock
              • DVR
              • Television
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Mountain View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Mountain Biking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Parking
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Internet
                      • Heating
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Broadband Access:

                        Satellite Internet service...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Outdoor fireplace...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Oven
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Kitchen:

                        High-end appliances...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Large Cooler
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Hot Tub
                      • Private Pool:

                        Our 'cowboy tub' is a galvanized steel stock tank you can use for cool dips in warm weather....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      2 night min stay
                      $340

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning fee $110
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      Note: For payments my VRBO / HomeAway reservation system will accept all major credit cards EXCEPT American Express cards. If you want to use your AMEX card you must contact me via e-mail so I can make arrangements to take your AMEX payment through Paypal.


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                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                      Location

                      Location:

                      55798 Acoma Terrace Trail, Yucca Valley 92284.

                      *Please note that this address does not appear in most GPS mapping programs.

                      GPS Coordinates:

                      34.148382,-116.446748

                      These coordinates can be entered into many navigation systems and can be entered into Google Maps

                      ( http://maps.google.com ).

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: I started my professional life as a print journalist, eventually serving in a variety of corporate PR and marketing executive roles. As a Southern California native I have long had a passion for the deserts of California -- especially the Mojave Desert. That passion led me to buy this property and that in turn changed my life as I set out to find a way to build on this land without destroying it. When I found the solution to that problem I also found a whole new professional calling. Now I'm a passionate evangelist helping others build more efficiently and sustainably through my company, Blue Sky Homes.

                      Why the Owner Chose Yucca Valley:
                      I fell in love with this unbelievable property when I discovered it in 2003. After I bought it I struggled to figure out how to build a small, sustainable home on the property without destroying the very attributes that drew me to the property. That's what led me to what is now the Blue Sky Building System that lets homes sit very lightly on the land. This house demonstrates an entirely new way of building using this revolutionary light-gauge steel frame and a number of other advanced materials and methods. There is no wood in the house except cabinets and a couple of interior doors.


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                        photo: Karl Nielsen

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                        photo: Karl Nielsen

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 02, 2014

                      $340 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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