John’s Desert Cabin

casita

by John Hall

I live in this small Casita which I completed in April of 2012. It is 20 miles north of Tucson and it sits on two plus acres in a saguaro cactus forest.

The cabin was designed and built by Richard Moser and his son Jeffrey in 2012.It has one bedroom, a separate kitchen, a dining room and living area. A propane stove with hickory cabinets, a full size fridge and cement stained floors.

The cabin has dual air conditioning and heating units to heat it and keep it cool. The bedroom with a bathroom and has a separate shower door from the bathroom. The bathroom has a sloped floor with a drain. The bathroom has a pedestal sink, toilet and hickory cabinets.

kitchen

In the separate closet there is a  stacking washer and dryer and hot water heater. The property has well water and a septic system. The has a couple of luxuries as well. It has a hot tub in the rear courtyard and sits on two and a half acres of pristine desert. There are seventeen saguaros on property. Continue reading

Tiny House In a Landscape

I grew up in Arizona and made quite a few visits to the Grand Canyon, both the North Rim and the South Rim. I never did more than a short hike or a couple of miles into the main canyon. We backpacked and spent several days in the Havasupai Canyon, a side canyon of the Grand Canyon.

This photo is of a cabin at Phantom Ranch. Located 4,600 feet below than the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a community of eleven tiny houses designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter back in 1922. This is Phantom Ranch – the only lodging facility below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

The only access is by mule train, foot, or rafting down the Colorado River. It must be a welcoming site along the Bright Angel Creek with its bunks, fresh bedding, towels, and toilets. Showers are located centrally.

Learn more about Phantom Ranch.
Photo credit: Grand Canyon National Park Service.

Phantom Ranch

Tiny House in a Landscape

This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is called Shelter from the storm, White Mountains Arizona and was spotted on flickr. The photograph was taken by Al-HikesAZ so not sure who the actual photographer is, but I loved the setting and wanted to share it. Here is the caption with the photo and the flickr link.

“We went camping and hiking in the White Mountains in northern Arizonain the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest near Big Lake and Mount Baldy. Eric went trout fishing on the Little Colorado River and the West Fork of the Black River. We saw great beauty.”

Enjoy!