Small Cabin

Small Cabin Forum
 - Forums - Register/Sign Up - Reply - Search - Statistics -

Small Cabin Forum / Member's Projects and Photos / My Mojave desert cabin
<< . 1 . 2 .
Author Message
jesse977
Member
# Posted: 2 Oct 2018 05:05 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


I'm going to paint the place once it cools off a little.
082.JPG
082.JPG


ILFE
Member
# Posted: 2 Oct 2018 07:56
Reply 


jesse977, gonna run solar? Generator? How is the wind there, for a possible turbine? How reliable is the mains power there?

With asbestos siding, your house will be more fire resistant, at least. Glad you didn't have to cut any pieces.

Borrego
Member
# Posted: 2 Oct 2018 15:39
Reply 


Quoting: jesse977
Your place sounds awesome. We are planning to visit the Salton Sea. We might check out your neck of the woods.

If you haven't been to the Salton sea before, it is quite depressing....what a gigantic potential gone to waste. It is nice to drive past, really a huge body of water. But all the wildlife around there is dead and it smells pretty bad. We are about an hour SW of there.

Quoting: jesse977
We want to keep the place as is. We love our little tiny cabin and want to keep it that way. We might build another structure on the property.


I think that's cool to leave the original cabin as is! How are the building codes and Inspectors where you are? We can build down here pretty much as we like, but I've heard of people up in your area being hassled by the authorities.....?

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 3 Oct 2018 00:57
Reply 


Quoting: ILFE
esse977, gonna run solar? Generator? How is the wind there, for a possible turbine? How reliable is the mains power there?

With asbestos siding, your house will be more fire resistant, at least. Glad you didn't have to cut any pieces.


The place has power! I do want to get solar in the future but I'm in no hurry since we come out to the cabin on weekends and don't waste too much power. I don't have water though. Most people around here are on hauled water. My neighbor has a well and there are natural springs nearby.

They sell exact replacements for this siding at Home Depot but you have to buy a bundle. I bought the original siding at a garage sale. They pretty much let me have it. Asbestos lasts forever, even in this harsh environment.

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 3 Oct 2018 01:18 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


Quoting: Borrego
I think that's cool to leave the original cabin as is! How are the building codes and Inspectors where you are? We can build down here pretty much as we like, but I've heard of people up in your area being hassled by the authorities.....?


I think the charm of these cabins is that they are small. Johnson Valley is still pretty way out there. You can pretty much do whatever you want out here. There's a guy near me who has a small helicopter in his backyard! Locals tell me inspectors don't bother up here. Its like the wild west. Here's some pictures of town during rush hour
209.JPG
209.JPG
212.JPG
212.JPG
148.JPG
148.JPG
211.JPG
211.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 3 Oct 2018 01:49
Reply 


Here are some interior pics of the walls when I was tearing down the old wood paneling
102.JPG
102.JPG
081.JPG
081.JPG
115.JPG
115.JPG
123.JPG
123.JPG


ILFE
Member
# Posted: 3 Oct 2018 07:20
Reply 


LOL@ rush hour.

Borrego
Member
# Posted: 3 Oct 2018 10:29
Reply 


Quoting: jesse977
Here are some interior pics of the walls

Are those 2 x 4 walls?

Quoting: jesse977
Its like the wild west. Here's some pictures of town during rush hour


Haha.... looks familiar!

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 06:05 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


Quoting: Borrego
Are those 2 x 4 walls?



Yes 2x4..
130.JPG
130.JPG
IMG_8545.JPG
IMG_8545.JPG
133.JPG
133.JPG
174.JPG
174.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 06:17
Reply 


My girlfriend wants the faux shiplap look. Its cheap and looks good.
135.JPG
135.JPG
178.JPG
178.JPG
204.JPG
204.JPG
209.JPG
209.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 06:23 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


a few more
209.JPG
209.JPG
172.JPG
172.JPG
205.JPG
205.JPG
132.JPG
132.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 06:35 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


cool outdoor shots
6344.JPG
6344.JPG
172.JPG
172.JPG
3382.JPG
3382.JPG
118.JPG
118.JPG


Borrego
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 18:12
Reply 


Looks good...and familiar!

If your area is anything like ours, there are some good hiking and Jeeping trails around....?

paulz
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 22:34
Reply 


Hey, great cabin and photos! I take a yearly drive through the SoCal desert (Barstow to Vegas) and really enjoy the intrigue of the area. And a friend has a cabin in San Jacinto mountains overlooking Palm Springs. Quite a change from my cabin in the NorCal forrest. Wouldn't mind a winter place down there somewhere.

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 22:49 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


Quoting: Borrego
If your area is anything like ours, there are some good hiking and Jeeping trails around....?



Honestly I think we have some of the best hiking and Jeeping trails in SoCal. We are 25 minutes from Joshua Tree, 45 minutes from Big Bear, and the Johnson Valley OHV area is just down the street from me. My neighbor moved out here because he's says the rock climbing is awesome out here
129_1006_02king_of_.jpg
129_1006_02king_of_.jpg
njdvlqb88326656z.12.jpg
njdvlqb88326656z.12.jpg


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 22:58
Reply 


Quoting: paulz
Hey, great cabin and photos! I take a yearly drive through the SoCal desert (Barstow to Vegas) and really enjoy the intrigue of the area. And a friend has a cabin in San Jacinto mountains overlooking Palm Springs. Quite a change from my cabin in the NorCal forrest. Wouldn't mind a winter place down there somewhere.


Thanks man! The weather is awesome now. The fall and spring are the best times to visit. It gets chilly in the winter, especially at night. Our elevation is 3200 ft and we do get snow once in a while. Summers are hot but it cools off considerably at night since its the high desert. The low desert is a different story.
upUUR1JFD5BDITCTO1..jpg
upUUR1JFD5BDITCTO1..jpg
th_1.jpg
th_1.jpg


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 7 Oct 2018 23:03
Reply 


Here are some pictures from my last visit to Joshua Tree.
3385.JPG
3385.JPG
3450.JPG
3450.JPG
3441.JPG
3441.JPG
3421.JPG
3421.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 15 Oct 2018 19:39
Reply 


The ceiling had some "popcorn in a can" stuff. We removed it and smoothed out the drywall.
006.JPG
006.JPG
016.JPG
016.JPG
073.JPG
073.JPG


jesse977
Member
# Posted: 15 Oct 2018 19:59
Reply 


1st coat of paint
182.JPG
182.JPG
198.JPG
198.JPG
171.JPG
171.JPG
173.JPG
173.JPG


Borrego
Member
# Posted: 15 Oct 2018 20:34
Reply 


Quoting: jesse977
Honestly I think we have some of the best hiking and Jeeping trails in SoCal.


Then you need to visit the Borrego area.......

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 11 May 2019 02:54 - Edited by: jesse977
Reply 


Started to paint the place
IMG_2004.JPG
IMG_2004.JPG
344.JPG
344.JPG
351.JPG
351.JPG
213.JPG
213.JPG


DaveBell
Member
# Posted: 11 May 2019 14:01
Reply 


Plant some date palm trees on the west side for future shade, pipe your gray water to the trees. Free dates.

jesse977
Member
# Posted: 15 May 2019 00:36
Reply 


Quoting: DaveBell
Plant some date palm trees on the west side for future shade, pipe your gray water to the trees. Free dates.


I already planted a afghan pine for shade and as a windbreak. Date palms are a great idea! Date shakes are great!

<< . 1 . 2 .
Your reply
Bold Style  Italic Style  Underlined Style  Thumbnail Image Link  Large Image Link  URL Link           :) ;) :-( :confused: More smilies...

» Username  » Password 
Only registered users can post here. Please enter your login/password details before posting a message, or register here first.