[before_listing images=http://www.www.off-grid.net/wp-content/uploads/85317886194ef803fe2eb3c283dd7383.jpg youtube=null] Hello. My name is Lauren Ell and I am a Southern California native. I recently moved to Joshua Tree, CA because I love the vibe of the community, local events and Joshua Tree National Park. I have the goal in mind of buying property (5-10 acres) and constructing a simple energy efficient lifestyle with whomever is interested and dedicated. At this point in time I do not want to buy property jointly, either I own it or you do, but I am interested in hearing your experiences of buying property.

In terms of long term living arrangements I am seeking people who live in this area (Joshua Tree, Landers, 29 Palms, Mojave, etc.) I tend to connect best with “rational” people whom are direct, honest and reliable. However I am always excited to connect with others who are interested in alternative living no matter where you are located and may even visit your location from time to time, or you can visit me.

I love learning from others and sharing what I have learned. I am direct and solution oriented. My line of work is based online so I am flexible in bouncing around for weeks at a time but ultimately Joshua Tree is my home base.

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7 Responses to “Off-Grid Desert Living”

  1. Todd

    Hi Lauren,
    My girlfriend and I headed out on the road from Seattle in October to start looking for land to purchase or join (another group) all over the western states. We go back and forth on whether we could live in Joshua tree (any desert) but also agree there is a certain vibe out there that we like. Are you there now in JT? My concern, beside just surviving the heat, is growing our own food and access to water. Do people grow veggies and things out there?

    Feel free to email us

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  2. Todd

    Hi Lauren,
    My girlfriend and I headed out on the road from Seattle in October to start looking for land to purchase or join (another group) all over the western states. We go back and forth on whether we could live in Joshua tree (any desert) but also agree there is a certain vibe out there that we like. Are you there now in JT? My concern, beside just surviving the heat, is growing our own food and access to water. Do people grow veggies and things out there?

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  3. chowan

    Hi wavy1953 are you looking for somewhere? sorry cant work out how to private message

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  4. thibaut

    Hello Lauren,
    Im coming out of LA and would like to get some projects going down there… is there an email or phone number i may contact you at?

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  5. wavy1953

    Hi, My son was born at the Marine corps Bas there in 29 palms. I like the area but California is not 2nd Amendment friendly. I avoid places that do not allow people to defend themselves. Washington and Oregon are similar. Be carefull out in the desert, lots of predators, and I don’t mean four legged.

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  6. OldGuy

    Main thing..w-a-t-e-r… Elec is free anymore, but I am amazed at the difference in water table depths around the S/W. Some 300, some deeper. Get up at higher alt’s and the depth is shallower..but lately the weather is so nutzo _when_ it rains is flip a coin or pick a number ish.

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  7. Mikethe3DGuy

    Hi Lauren. Found your post via a Google Alert for off-grid. My family and I live in Palmdale and are planning to buy some land and build an off-grid home in abt. 5 years. Not in SoCal, though. Right now Montana looks good, though that’s not written in stone yet. I have to be honest: the way things are going here, in 5 years we may be thinking more about property in another country (Chile, anyone?). Interested in passive solar, active solar, well on property, propane as needed, rainwater collection, gray water recycling.

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