Architect Andreas M. Larisch is revamping the homestead movement for those who’d prefer a little luxury with their off-grid dreams. Larisch has created Homestead Modern, a series of upscale rentals in the Mojave Desert. The first home, Homestead Modern No. 1, comes with a one-bedroom house, a detached casita, and – our favorite – a very cool refurbished vintage trailer.
Installing luxury digs into the ruggedness of the harsh Mojave Desert is no easy task, but with good design, anything is possible. The first in Larisch’s series of rental homes is Homestead Modern No. 1, which is located in the Hollywood-built Pioneertown. Known for its beautiful desert surroundings, the area is a favorite of nature lovers who can now rent the home to experience the amazing desert sunrises and sunsets right out the front door.
The Homestead Modern No. 1 complex includes two glass and steel buildings as well as the beautiful vintage trailer. The main home features a one-bedroom, one-bath house with a kitchen, living room, and dining area. For guests, a separate one-bedroom, one-bath casita is also on site. Clad in a rusted welded metal and concrete, the exterior blends seamlessly into the desert sands. The main home has a large outdoor deck in the back with a bbq grill and an enclosed front patio with a fire pit.
Both properties were built with an abundance of glass windows and doors, as well as private outdoor showers, to provide a strong connection between the home and its natural surroundings. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor sauna as well as the galvanized “cowboy” tub located just steps away from the home.
However, if it were up to us, we’d bunk in the beautifully refurbished vintage trailer. Equipped with a queen bed and full bath, the 28-foot, 1973 Holiday Rambler is the perfect off-grid stay for those looking to enjoy some quiet time me time.