Explore a minimalist desert retreat near California’s Joshua Tree National Park

A design lover’s idyll where everything is for sale

This pueblo-style home in California has been given a minimalist makeover on the fringes of the Joshua Tree National Park.

Casa Mami is the testbed of LA creatives Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown, founders of Working Holiday Studio, who restored the two-bedroom Pioneertown property as an off-grid eco-home that’s powered by solar energy.

The couple has given the adobe building’s cubic volumes a fresh lick of white paint, offset by black accents – a minimalist colour palette that continues inside.

Explore a minimalist desert retreat in California’s Joshua Tree National Park
Photography: Carlos Naude

It’s available to rent via Airbnb from $220 per night, and as the US holiday home doubles as a showroom for the couple’s curation of design objects, everything from bed linens and bathroom taps to furniture are for sale.

The desert idyll sits on a sprawling five-acre plot dotted with cacti and natural fauna, and while it’s off-grid, guests don’t need to sacrifice their creature comforts as the house is fully equipped for digital nomads.

Explore a minimalist desert retreat in California’s Joshua Tree National Park
Photography: Carlos Naude
Explore a minimalist desert retreat in California’s Joshua Tree National Park
Photography: Carlos Naude

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