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 IT Houses built in California, which have received much acclaim such as the Western Home award sponsored by Sunset magazine. This is the prototype for the pre-engineered system known as the IT House.
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. There is a small trailor (often referred to as the breaking bad trailor) in the view to the west. However guests should be reassured that it belongs to a poet/singer song writer who uses it as a weekend muse occasionally when they are not at their ranch in Joshua Tree.
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 local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua.
Interaction with Guests
interaction is primarily via messaging
Rental of the Off-grid it house is for vacation purposes only, personal photos are allowed. Additional rental terms and fees apply to rent the house for commercial photo shoots or events. Please contact us through airbnb if you wish to rent the house for an event or a photoshoot for additional details.
Beyond perfect. What an amazing way to spend time away from it all. the house and location are beyond amazing. Linda was super hospitable and honestly I wish we could of stayed for an entire month. Can't wait to make several more trips back to the house.
My only complaint is that I couldn't take more time off from work and stay longer.
Linda's house is a magical place. We spent two days hanging around in the hammock, cooking in the kitchen and walking around in the incredible landscape outside. Linda does a great job of communicating what to expect during your stay so, despite being fairly remote and not your typical house, everything runs without a hitch! We will definitely return.
My stay at the Off-grid itHouse was truly one of my all time traveling highlights. The glass box design affords you the ultimate indoor/outdoor experience.
Linda is a pleasure and very easy to communicate with.
I would definitely stay again.
Our time at the ithouse was amazing and a real time off from everything in our life back in the city. The house is magic and they are no words to describe how beautiful this experience was. We can not wait to go back there and we are still dreaming about having one of those for our own one day. The house is complete with everything you might need during your stay even been so remote.
THANKS again to Linda to be such an amazing host and to share her house with us.
The Off-grid ItHouse was very lovely. It looks as it does in the pictures. The grounds are desert-beautiful. Linda provided all the necessary information to get to the house prior to our arrival and what we could expect if there is bad weather. And, she is right: get there before dark! It's not impossible to find but seeing it before sunset definitely makes it easier. Also, the last 4 miles to the house are all dirt roads, so having an SUV, truck or larger car is helpful on the rough road, especially if it rains.
We had a bit of rare weather (cloud/rainy throughout our entire stay!) but there was a backup generator that we used to power the entire house. Linda was very responsive when it became evident that we would have to use it.
We saw an article about Linda and the Off Grid house in Dwell and decided to book it. We were there for 3 nights and we really enjoyed the "disconnect" from our daily lives, This was the quietest and most peaceful place we have visited. Next time we will stay for at least 5 nights. Beautiful house and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.