Wonder Valley Experimental Living Cabins

The first two of three A-Z West Wonder Valley Experimental Living Cabins will be ready for visitors October 1, 2016. These homestead cabins, located in the sandy expanse of Wonder Valley, include new sculptures by Andrea Zittel. The new works—identical works, in two identical cabins—serve visitors and participants as platforms for living.

Planar Configuration is a sculpture and single piece of furniture situated inside each 400 square foot cabin. It is comprised of various vertical and horizontal surfaces that function as seating, table, bed, counter, and room divider.

The cabins are located in a remote part of the Mojave, 40 minutes from Joshua Tree, off-the-grid, without power or running water. In lieu of these amenities, the cabins offer the vastest of space—an instance when patterns and routines are stripped away, allowing a new kind of awareness to emerge. Conditions are minimal, but all basic necessities are provided, including water, light source, bedding, seating, composting toilet, cooking tools and utensils.

The Experimental Living Cabins are open to the public to experience beginning October 1, 2016 through individual bookings. Visitors may rent the cabins for nightly or weekly intervals—shorter, hourly, visits will not be administered.

First night: $175*
All other nights: $100
Weekly: $500
*This includes orientation and supplies: clean linens, propane, and a modest amount of water

To schedule a visit in one of the Experimental Living Cabins, please email desired dates to azwest@zittel.org.