Off-grid itHouse
Hosted by Linda
Linda is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet
The Off-grid itHouse brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert.
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The Off-grid itHouse brings together raw industrial aesthetics with the tactics of green design to forge a new home in the sunbaked wilds of the California high desert.

The space

The Off-grid itHouse is an architecturally significant house, recently noted by Dwell as one of the 'Best Homes in America' and in the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all time in Southern California. The Off-grid itHouse is one of 10 IT Houses built in California, which have received much acclaim such as the Western Home award sponsored by Sunset magazine. Also noted as one of the top 10 airbnb rentals worldwide. This is the prototype for the pre-engineered system known as the IT House. The house is 100% off-grid, powered by solar panels for energy and hot water, and is located in a pristine remote valley in the beautiful California high desert. The house observes key green principals of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, use of renewable resources, and living simply and minimally. The setting of the house is remote and serene, a quiet refuge from everything, free from distractions. Amazing views and vistas in all directions. Perfect for design or green aficionados, writers or those needing a secluded quiet getaway.
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The Off-grid itHouse is an architecturally significant house, recently noted by Dwell as one of the 'Best Homes in America' and in the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all time in Southern California. The Off-grid itHouse is one of 10 IT Houses built in California, which have received much acclaim such as the Western Home award sponsored by Sunset magazine. Also noted as one of the top 10 airbnb rentals worldwide. This is the prototype for the pre-engineered system known as the IT House.

The house is 100% off-grid, powered by solar panels for energy and hot water, and is located in a pristine remote valley in the beautiful California high desert. The house observes key green principals of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, use of renewable resources, and living simply and minimally.

The setting of the house is remote and serene, a quiet refuge from everything, free from distractions. Amazing views and vistas in all directions.

Perfect for design or green aficionados, writers or those needing a secluded quiet getaway.

Guest access

Intentionally there is no television and no wifi so that one can truly experience being in a place of extreme natural beauty, and take note of the play of light and shadow, and other natural phenomena. The house has two new Casper mattresses and pillows for ultimate comfort and relaxation during your stay (queen and king). We are now offering fresh pressed juice delivery to the Off-grid it house. Guests are able to be have fresh juices delivered daily by local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua. Please contact us if you are interested. It is recommended that guests arrive before sundown in order to find the house. The house is in a remote location.
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Intentionally there is no television and no wifi so that one can truly experience being in a place of extreme natural beauty, and take note of the play of light and shadow, and other natural phenomena.

The house has two new Casper mattresses and pillows for ultimate comfort and relaxation during your stay (queen and king).

We are now offering fresh pressed juice delivery to the Off-grid it house. Guests are able to be have fresh juices delivered daily by local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua. Please contact us if you are interested.

It is recommended that guests arrive before sundown in order to find the house. The house is in a remote location.

Interaction with guests

interaction is primarily via messaging
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interaction is primarily via messaging

Other things to note

Holiday weekend 3 day minimum applies to Presidents Day weekend, Valentines Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. WE DO NOT ALLOW EVENTS OR SHOOTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BOOKED THROUGH AIRBNB. WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING WEDDINGS. FOR INQUIRIES BEYOND VACATION RENTAL PLEASE CONTACT LOCATIONS UNLIMITED.
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Holiday weekend 3 day minimum applies to Presidents Day weekend, Valentines Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
WE DO NOT ALLOW EVENTS OR SHOOTS OF ANY KIND TO BE BOOKED THROUGH AIRBNB. WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWING WEDDINGS. FOR INQUIRIES BEYOND VACATION RENTAL PLEASE CONTACT LOCATIONS UNLIMITED.


Amenities
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Heating

Prices
Cleaning Fee ₹8715
Security Deposit ₹33519
Weekly Discount: 6%
Weekend Price ₹26815 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

No parties, events, photo shoots or film shoots are allowed without express advance permission from home owner- additional fees and supervision required. Rental of the Off-grid it house is for vacation purposes only, personal photos are allowed. Additional rental terms and fees apply to rent the house for commercial photo shoots or events. Please contact us through airbnb if you wish to rent the house for an event or a photoshoot for additional details.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

184 Reviews

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Christine User Profile
October 2017
The best property I have stayed out by far. The house, the setting. It is zen and you come away at peace. We will return.

Miranda User Profile
October 2017
Great getaway for the family. The house and views are amazing can't wait to go back.

Virginia User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful location, perfect spot to relax and switch off. The house was great - the views even better! The sunsets and sunrises were out of this world and it felt like we were sleeping in a planetarium with all the stars.

Christian User Profile
September 2017
I stayed here with my parents for 2 nights. The views are stunning. The beds are cozy. It was a bit of a adjustment to roll with the solar power of the house but waking up to the first light of the day, the silence, the stars in the evening are amenities in and off themselves. Host was clear and responsive. I’ll try and stay again when I can.

Oliver User Profile
September 2017
This place is almost unbelievable. Never seen anything like it and probably never will. The most beautiful home in the most incredible setting. If you appreciate great design, beautiful landscapes and want a memorable experience book this house.

Stuart User Profile
September 2017
Very nice place for a quiet getaway

Asao User Profile
September 2017
Linda and her family were great personality! The location was also great and memorable. Feels "What on Mars!" Being there was so quiet and spectacular. Thanks for Lind, good WiFI connection was available. Viewing outside from the kitchen was fantastic! We faced two different days. 1. Solar power was not good enough. It was heavy rain just before check-in. We lost the power during cooking so we bought cooked chicken 2. Solar power was good enough We cooked well but needed save enough power for morning coffee and WiFi We definitely come back here!

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in January 2010
Linda User Profile

Architect based in Los Angeles, designed the off-grid itHouse.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 91%
Response time: within a day

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