“While the pandemic may have felt like everything came to a complete stop, the concept of sustainable living made tremendous strides with mainstream America.

As Americans looked for opportunities to move or invest in areas of low population, the High Desert became a prime location thanks to plenty of open space and the opportunity to build a more ecological friendly home from scratch,

“People are looking into off grid a lot more, being educated, and seeing that it’s not as difficult or as daunting as you might think coming into it from a setting where electricity and water was available to you without you having to think about it,” says Ida Alwin, founder of Desert Developments LLC in Joshua Tree. “It’s not as scary. The technology is so much cheaper now and it’s so much readily available.”

Three years ago, Alwin created The Sustainable Homes Tour, a self-driving experience…”

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