Wonder Valley Homesteader Shack #1

Tracts of desert land are sold cheaply in 5- or 10-acre allotments. People dreaming of creating a life far from the modern world tend to build cheap/quick boxes on them - a tiny square on a larger square in a desolate landscape, just the way they dreamed it. But desert life is hard, and it seldom works out. Driving through Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley, I spotted more abandoned homesteader shacks than occupied ones, and pulled over to record the ones I could (almost getting stuck in the sand at one point - thanks, reverse gear).
In The Built World. Taken: April 4, 2024

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