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

Seashell Cabin at Seaside Farm

Fans of the show, Alaska: The Last Frontier on the Discovery channel, will be happy to know that a tiny cabin is available for rent on the Seaside Farm near Homer, Alaska which is owned by Mossy Kilcher—sister of Atz Kilcher and aunt to the musician, singer and songwriter Jewel. While there are other cabins for rent on the working homestead and farm, the Seashell Cabin stands out for its simplicity and amazing views of Kachemak Bay. Continue reading

Tiny House in a Landscape

Deschutes River Cabin

My son Ted and I spent Thanksgiving this year on our own. My wife Janelle’s mother had open heart surgery so she has been down with her. Our daughter Emily stayed in Portland and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.

We decided to find a place that served a traditional Thanksgiving meal and was open on the holiday and ended up at the Riverhouse Restaurant. While eating our dinner we spotted this old log cabin across the river and decided to check it out when we were done. Turns out it has a pretty interesting history. Copyright Photo by Kent Griswold

The cabin was used by the Old Sterns Cattle Company as a mine shack in the early 1900s along the Lazy River, south of Sunriver, Oregon.

In the 1970s, it was used in an old Western film with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn called “Rooster Cogburn.” Shot in Smith Rock State Park, the cabin moved to this site after filming ended. A piece of old Hollywood in our little town of Bend, Oregon!

Managing Partner of the Riverhouse Hotel, Wayne Purcell, talks about the history of this cabin in the video below from Zolo Media.