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Discover DesertStrawHouse

Balancing Sustainability and Comfort

Join us on our journey as we learn to live in balance with nature while still enjoying life's little luxuries

Stay With Us!

We are a unique, rural property in the foothills just outside of Palm Springs, California. As a Certified Wildlife Habitat and Monarch Waystation, you are immersed in a living desert. Whether you are here to write your next song, hike Joshua Tree, enjoy Palm Spring's Village nightlife, or just relax, we've got something for everyone.

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DesertStrawHouse Native Plant Nursery


We specialize in plants that provide wildlife habitats focusing on native plants from our local desert and deserts similar to ours. We use organic growing practices and grow almost all of our plants on-site ensuring quality plants ready for the extreme conditions of our desert.

DesertStrawHouse's Construction


We wanted to design a house ourselves, and I stumbled across this crazy way of building with strawbales and became intrigued. What we found was unique, environmentally friendly, and possibly less expensive and so this journey began…

If you want to know what I think about things, this is where you find it. My journals from when we built the house are here, I write about what's going on environmentally in the world or just my little piece of it, ideas I have on how we can live more sustainably, and all the things that interest me. If you are interested in any of that, click the Read More button!

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