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Restoration Project of The Mojave Desert Light House in Joshua Tree, California

The Mojave Desert Lighthouse in Joshua Tree has long been a well known landmark along the Covington Flats road and the entrance to the National Park.  Built in the 1920's, the Mojave Desert Lighthouse is a unique and special historical structure made of rare redwood and stucco.  The Structure stands three stories tall and overlooks nearly 1000 acres of pristine desert landscape and mountains held by the Mojave Desert Land Trust.   

The goal of the project is to restore and preserve the Mojave Desert Lighthouse and to add an additional 450 square feet. The Mojave Desert Lighthouse is situated near the entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park.

Crafted over millions of years by torrential rain, battering wind, and extreme temperatures, Joshua Tree National Park stretches over nearly 800,000 acres of rugged terrain. These landscapes, which can seem deceptively barren, are home to several ecosystems. Despite the harsh conditions, Joshua Tree teems with plant and animal life that has adapted and thrived in the area’s fierce climate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The renovation of the Mojave Desert Lighthouse in Joshua Tree  includes adding on aprox. 450 additional square feet of living structure, retrofitting the foundation of the Lighthouse and replacing the existing roof.  The bedrooms will be in the lighthouse tower with a full kitchen and bath in the new addition

Overlooking a vast expanse of unique wilderness held by the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the lighthouse is an historical gateway to Covington Flats and the Joshua Tree National Park

 

 

 

I am putting a classic remodeled airstream next to the Mojave Desert Lighthouse.   As a reward, you can stay in the new airstream or another airstream that I have.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18928716

Stylish 1971 Airstream International Land Yacht close to the mountains and the Village of Joshua Tree.

Amenities include one full bed & 2 twin beds with new casper mattresses & cotton sheets. New full ac and heat, new big chill refrigerator, new indoor toilet and shower. Outdoor seating with picnic table to enjoy the remote starry night sky. Amazing views across the desert.

Great Glamping Experience. Great for Star gazing. Great for Hiking. Truly Unique Experience.

Another great reward being offered is a stay at the camping cabin in Joshua Tree.  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11642083

Great stylish mid-century hiking & camping cabin in south JT neighborhood on 5 private acres close to the mountains and the park and the village of JT. This Original Jackrabbit homestead has Two (2) full size beds with new casper mattresses , and organic cotton sheets. Small full kitchen, outdoor fire pit. New swamp cooler, new refrigerator & stove. Close to the mountains and views across the valley. Wonderful starry nights. Also included is a 1960's Kenskill Travel Trailer.

  Joshua Tree National Park is home to large herds of desert bighorn sheep, black tailed jack rabbits, coyotes and kangaroo rats as well as a number of smaller mammals. Since it lies along the Pacific migratory bird flyway, many large groups of migrating birds can be spotted overhead or stopping to rest in the park during the winter months.

The park’s namesake is the Joshua Tree, a member of the agave family with a distinctive appearance. The Joshua Tree was revered by American Indian tribes because its leaves provided durable materials for baskets and footwear, while the buds and seeds made a healthy addition to their food supply.

The structure is one of the oldest in the area and is 3 stories tall and is constructed out of old redwood and stucco

 

 Original redwood beams from 1920's

Surveying the land

Mojave Desert Lighthouse Joshua Tree sits adjacent to Covington Flats Road and approximately 1000 acres of pristine desert land trust landMojave Desert Land Trust conserves land with important biological, cultural and scenic values.
Mojave Desert Lighthouse Joshua Tree sits adjacent to Covington Flats Road and approximately 1000 acres of pristine desert land trust landMojave Desert Land Trust conserves land with important biological, cultural and scenic values.

 

Built in the 1920's Mojave Desert,  the lighthouse has long been a local landmark.   The three-story redwood and stucco structure sits adjacent to Covington Flats and 1000 acres of pristine desert landscape
Built in the 1920's Mojave Desert, the lighthouse has long been a local landmark. The three-story redwood and stucco structure sits adjacent to Covington Flats and 1000 acres of pristine desert landscape

 

Joshua Tree National Park is home to large herds of desert bighorn sheep, black tailed jack rabbits, coyotes and kangaroo rats as well as a number of smaller mammals. Since it lies along the Pacific migratory bird flyway, many large groups of migrating birds can be spotted overhead or stopping to rest in the park during the winter months.

The park’s namesake is the Joshua Tree, a member of the agave family with a distinctive appearance. The Joshua Tree was revered by American Indian tribes because its leaves provided durable materials for baskets and footwear, while the buds and seeds made a healthy addition to their food supply.

Risks and challenges

Hello I have completed most of the many challenges that have come with this project. I have gotten approval from the city of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley for the work to begin and the permits. I have gotten approval from the County of San Bernardino health department for the water and the septic. I have gotten approval from the fire department for permits and sprinkler systems. I have done environmental impact studies and earth quake studies and seismic studies. I have engineering reports and permits. All approved.

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    Joshua Tree Desert Lighthouse Airstream

    Spend the night in a classic remodeled Joshua Tree airstream in the desert. Stylish 1971 Airstream International Land Yacht close to the mountains and the Village of Joshua Tree.

    Amenities include one full bed & 2 twin beds with new casper mattresses & cotton sheets. New full ac and heat, new big chill refrigerator, new indoor toilet and shower. Outdoor seating with picnic table to enjoy the remote starry night sky. Amazing views across the desert.

    Great Glamping Experience. Great for Star gazing. Great for Hiking. Truly Unique Experience.
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    Spend the Night in Hiking Cabin

    Spend the night in the Joshua Tree Hiking & Camping Cabin. Great stylish mid-century hiking & camping cabin in south JT neighborhood on 5 private acres close to the mountains and the park and the village of JT. This Original Jackrabbit homestead has Two (2) full size beds with new casper mattresses , and organic cotton sheets. Small full kitchen, outdoor fire pit. New swamp cooler, new refrigerator & stove. Close to the mountains and views across the valley. Wonderful starry nights. Also included is a 1960's Kenskill Travel Trailer.
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    Joshua Tree Desert Lighthouse Airstream

    Spend two nights in a classic remodeled Joshua Tree airstream in the desert. Stylish 1971 Airstream International Land Yacht close to the mountains and the Village of Joshua Tree.

    Amenities include one full bed & 2 twin beds with new casper mattresses & cotton sheets. New full ac and heat, new big chill refrigerator, new indoor toilet and shower. Outdoor seating with picnic table to enjoy the remote starry night sky. Amazing views across the desert.

    Great Glamping Experience. Great for Star gazing. Great for Hiking. Truly Unique Experience.

    https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18928716

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