Arizona Road. Renowned architect Fritz Haeg designed the Barrel Cabin, a compact one-bedroom house 15 miles from Joshua Tree National Park. The 2010 home features polished concrete floors; wood-clad ceilings; and two roofless corrugated-aluminum cylinders housing a half-bathroom and a shower.
The 45-acre property includes a walled planted courtyard, a covered patio, and desert landscaping. $468,000. Paul Karr, Cherie Miller & Associates & Joshua Tree Realty, (760) 362-3568.
Sunfair Road. Set on nearly 80 acres of desert wilderness, Mojave Rock Ranch can serve as a wedding venue, vacation rental, or private house. Updated with recycled materials, fossils, sculptures, and art tile, the 1958 one-bedroom home also has stone walls, exposed wood beams, and tile floors throughout.
Outside are patios, a saltwater pool, native landscaping, and a private helipad.$1,950,000. Edward Lesnick, Leaskou Partners, (916) 993-0232.
Avenida Del Sol. Fountains and streams make this high-desert property an oasis for birds. The 2018 two-bedroom house features oversize glass doors; a raised ceiling rimmed with clerestory windows; a main living area with a two-sided fireplace and concrete-tile floors; and a kitchen with quartz counters.
The professionally landscaped 3.1-acre lot includes a water feature, a covered patio, and a detached garage. $1,175,000. Chris Menrad, TTK Represents, (949) 887-4674.
Highland View Drive. This four-bedroom highland compound includes three original homestead cabins waiting to be restored, and a two-story building housing a metal-fabricating workshop and an upstairs music studio.
The main cabin, with two bedrooms, has concrete floors, a woodstove, and a patio. The 8-acre property looks over the national park, with views of Joshua trees, cacti, and hills. $675,000. Faisal Alserri, Sharon Rose Realty, (760) 880-4894.
Hollinger Road. Walking distance from several hiking trails, this three-bedroom home is also five minutes by car from downtown. Built this year, the modern, open-plan house features tile floors, oversize glass doors framing desert views, and a kitchen with stainless appliances and aluminum counters.
The 3.3-acre property includes a one-bedroom casita, two outdoor showers, covered patios, a "cowboy pool," a hot tub, and a garage. $849,000. Ross Stout, KUD Properties, (760) 258-6369.
Del Oro Road. This off-the-grid 5-acre property runs on solar power with battery backup. The two-bedroom cabin, built in 1958, has been updated with an open plan, polished concrete floors, and satellite WiFi and TV.
The detached live-in studio has wood-paneled walls and an outdoor shower. A covered patio overlooks the San Jacinto and San Gorgonio mountains. $245,000. Alvin Greenwalt, Keller Williams Luxury Homes, (760) 310-1166.