Set in the scenic Californian desert of Pioneertown in San Bernardino’s High Desert, this stunning off-the-grid dwelling was designed to highlight the surrounding arid typography. Dubbed the “itHouse,” the modern home is a product of Taalman Architecture and was almost entirely constructed using prefabricated components and materials, helping to minimize construction waste and environmental footprint.
Passing heating and cooling, purposefully-designed cross ventilation, sub-floor radiant floor heating elements — helped along by a levitating fireplace — and energy-efficient appliances all further mitigate the 1,100 square-foot, two-bedroom abode’s environmental impact and add to its sustainability – as do the home’s solar photovoltaic and thermal panels. Boasting a spacious open floor plan and primarily walled floor-to-ceiling in glass, the Taalman team called on artists Liam Gillick and Sarah Morris to create graphic designs that partially adorn the home’s glass walls, providing privacy, better framing specific views, affording unique sun-shading screen patterns, and generally adding a little more flavor and pizzazz to the desert-dwelling. Priced at $380 per night (with a two-night minimum booking), the itHouse is currently available for rent on Airbnb.