Category Archives: wilderness

Utah Lodging

Bryce Canyon, UTNPS

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon Lodge
aka The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Steps from the canyon’s rim, inside the National Park
114 rooms

Bryce Canyon Resort
3 miles from Bryce Canyon on the corner of Hwys 12 & 63
58 rooms

Bryce Valley Inn
10 scenic miles from Bryce Canyon National Park
65 rooms

Marianna Inn
Panguich, Utah
Gateway to Bryce National Park
34 rooms


Cedar Breaks, UT


Cedar Breaks National Park

Cedar Breaks Lodge ski
Brian Head
Minutes of Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks; autumn aspen groves, snow skiing, summer biking & hiking trails.
130 rooms

Salt Lake City, UT

Willow Glen Inn Bed & Breakfast
Located in Cedar Valley in a very quiet, rural location.
10 rooms


Ivins, Utah

Red Mountain Resort
Adventure & Fitness. Health Spa. Red Rock Therapy-service & spa facilities at a full service resort with impressive mountain views.
116 rooms


Moab, Utah


Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Desert Chalet Bed & Breakfast
off Holyoak Lane, on San Juan
5 rooms

Rustic Inn Motel
third traffic light & 1 block east
33 rooms

Sleep Inn Moab
Newer hotel, on the main drag
61 rooms


Torrey, Utah


Capitol Reef National Park

Austin’s Chuckwagon Motel
12 W Main St
Torrey, UT 84775
showers, laundry, motel & cabins

Motel Torrey
415 West Main St
Torrey, UT 84775



Zion, Utah


Zion National Park

zion waterfalls

Zion Lodge
1 Zion Lodge
Springdale, UT 84767
Beautiful lodge in the middle of  Zion Valley inside Zion NP.
121 rooms

Moab Adventure Tours
Canyonlands Guided Tours

River Boat Tours & Sightseeing
4×4 Tours Sightseeing

Prefab, Not Bad


From motorhomes to mobile homes, California has vacation and retirement appeal. Pre-fabricated homes from the 1960’s still line canyons of Northern California. New luxury homes, geodesic dome homes, with a moldy-oldie cabin, all right next to each other. Plenty of 1970-something mobile homes still in use.

The tiny home revolution may take California by surprise, as more people choose to downsize their life and amount of belongings. Yurts, cabins, ranch homes, cottages, kit cabins, log cabins. Shipping container homes, double wide, single wide with roof awning, 5th wheel with slide-outs – and woodstove?

Wild Land Ranches
Wild Land Ranches on Road 308, Mendocino

wild land urban inter face

konkow camp
Konkow @ Lake Concow, CA

Living in the wild has some disadvantages. Wildland fire is one of them.

MOBILE culture: temporary shelter, motorhomes, kit homes, cabins, yurts, inexpensive homes

new modular homes

Build New or Rebuilding options and ideas, some under $200k

kit cabins & log homes

tiny house homes

Small homes are becoming a preferred method of home ownership in California. Most models under $40k

ASPIRE – Tiny House on Wheels DIY Kit
Best Tiny House Kits 2018
Tiny House Builders in California

other links of interests:
Best Prefab / Modular Home Builders in US
ConsumerAffairs – Best Modular Homes
Simple Solar Homestead Plans

Why you shouldn’t buy log cabin kits

building materials for erosion control

gladly sharing favorite products, links and experiences.

DanaMite built a 100 foot long retaining wall back in 2005.

Verdura Block

Quite simply, the easiest RETAINING WALL system available. Plant with wildflowers or bushes to ensure stability.

best retaining wall

The Home Depot Logo

Polystyrene Forms
construction foundations

SmartBlock Twenty 8 inch
Insulated Concrete Forms
Create an energy-efficient and sustainable building with lightweight polystyrene (EPS)