Our story in the form of a manifesto. Originally printed in Wilder Quarterly (Summer/Fall 2013) and re-published here.


Visit our Homesteader Cabins: JTHomesteader.


Introducing: Sunever Farms a 20-acre derelict fruit orchard we just bought at a tax sale.


Buy our Dry Toilet, designed by me, at Etsy.


Joshua Tree now has an annual Homesteading Fair. Next fair June 2014.

Total Picture Control

TOTAL PICTURE CONTROL, an exhibition of new works derived from books in the Joshua Tree Branch, is on view at the Von Tundra Outpost (next door to the HDTS HQ at 6460 Veterans… Continue reading


‘GrowShack’ for gardening in desert climes. Featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Wilder Quarterly. Design by Stephanie Smith with the Hi-Desert Barnraisers. Barter-built. Come for a visit and see it, and more,… Continue reading


The Nomad Yurt, designed and manufactured by my old company Ecoshack. No longer in production.

Hi-Desert Living

A quick plug for another blog I’m involved with: My boyfriend Jay Babcock and I are co-habitating with desert wildlife, doing a bit of low-key homesteading, and generally reveling in the star-filled skies… Continue reading

Broad Ways

As part of my Harvard GSD thesis in 1996-97 I participated in Rem Koolhaas’ Harvard Project on the City in its first year. We published our work in Great Leap Forward (Taschen Press,… Continue reading