Original futuristic camping in the middle of the California desert

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Surfing the net we have discovered a most interesting accommodation option. Is about Wagen Station Encampment, a kind of camping located in the middle of the California desert that has a very original futuristic look. In fact, the designer of this particular landscape, Andrea Zittel, was inspired by NASA tests in the Mojave Desert, which is the local way of referring to the High Desert, which occupies a wide expanse of southern California and other smaller ones. from Northern California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.

How to stay in this place will be practically impossible (there is a long waiting list and you have to comply with a series of requirements), today we want you to at least get to know it closely. Would you like to join us? We assure you that, at least, it will surprise you!

Your desert fantasy

As the artist in charge of this interesting project explains, she wanted to create a camping futuristic "Out of this world" after seeing NASA tests in the Mojave Desert. According to Andrea, everyone has their desert fantasy. For her, her particular fantasy "was in a foreign landscape."


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For people who share Andrea's mission

The Wagen Station Encampment consists of twelve "wagons”, A shared outdoor kitchen, outdoor showers and eco-friendly bathrooms. As indicated on the camp website, it is intended for everyone who feels an affinity for Andrea's mission in the desert, including other artists, writers, thinkers, hikers, campers, and all those who are involved with other ways of cultural or personal research.

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A very intimate camp

One of the main characteristics of this camp is that it is very intimate. Therefore, it is intended that the people who stay here are objective, considerate and collaborative. In fact, the ideal guest should be a kitchen cleaner, a great organizer and a person who doesn't mind making extra coffee to share with others in the morning. All wagons are large enough to sleep peacefully in one bed. In fact, they fit up to shelves, hooks and a small back door.

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How to reserve the placer

The camp is open two months a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Usually it is usually October and the season from April 15 to May 15. Each of these seasons is divided into one-week sessions. Ideally, visitors should stay one or two sessions, arriving on Sunday and leaving on Saturday. If you want to reserve the place, you must present a request, a short biography and a $ 20 non-refundable fee. If this request is accepted, you must pay the weekly fee ($ 100) to complete the reservation.

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Free for the last years

It is important to note that in recent years, accommodation in this original camp was free. However, the interest has grown, which has also meant an increase in work and effort to keep the place running. Thus, to compensate for the large amount of work required, they decided to charge an application fee and a weekly fee, money that goes to the personnel who maintain the logistics, maintenance and long-term care of the camp. Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find more images of Wagen Station Encampament. And if you want to get even more information, you can take a look at the video that we show you below, uploaded on the ART21 YouTube channel.

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