Historic House Listings

Wonder Valley in California. Would make a nice retreat spot. Eight acres. $119,000

March 4, 2024

This would make a nice place to disconnect. It sure is isolated though. Probably the type of place where if you hear a car you peek out the windows. This house was built in 1930. It is located on 8.90 acres in Twentynine Palms, California. The house features a covered front porch, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. There is a functioning outhouse. Not sure what “functioning” means. Amazing views and I bet the stars at night are beautiful! One bedroom and 357 square feet. $119,000

Contact Stephen Buchanan with 29 Palms Realty: 818-568-9040

From the Zillow listing:


Nestled within the rugged beauty of Wonder Valley, this historic cabin, dating back to the 1930s, offers a serene retreat on 8.9 acres of land. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, yet conveniently accessible via a paved road, this haven boasts unparalleled isolation and breathtaking views, arguably the best in the County. You’ll be captivated by its rustic charm, reminiscent of a bygone era. The surrounding landscape, with its expansive desert vistas serves as a picturesque backdrop to this timeless retreat. Recently renovated, the cabin seamlessly blends modern comforts with its original character. Inside, you’ll find a cozy living space, completely redone. Large windows frame the panoramic views, allowing natural light to flood the interior and providing a constant connection to the surrounding wilderness with the porch that wraps around the cabin. The property offers the flexibility to embrace sustainable living, with the option to connect to the grid for electricity or harness the power of the sun through off-grid solar systems. Water is sourced from a cistern, ensuring self-sufficiency while minimizing environmental impact. The functional outhouse and septic system further enhance the off-grid experience, offering convenience without compromising the cabin’s rustic charm. Located in close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park, this idyllic retreat serves as a gateway to outdoor adventures and exploration. The nearby town of 29 Palms, often referred to as the “Brooklyn of Joshua Tree,” offers a vibrant community atmosphere, with eclectic shops, art galleries, and local eateries waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re seeking a weekend getaway, a creative retreat, or a permanent escape from the city, this historic cabin invites you to experience the magic of Wonder Valley. Come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about and embark on a journey of discovery amidst the rugged beauty of the desert landscape. The Stars are Worth the price of Admission.



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