Slab City

Slab City is a city in the Sonoran Desert in southeast California that has no electricity, no running water, no toilets or sewers, no refuse collection, and no city government.

The former Marine Corps is home to about 150 year-round residents and attracts thousands of RVing snowbirds each winter. This "last free place" in the United States is boondocking land. This place might be as close to the wild west as one can get today.

I find the possibility of living cheaply and independently in the middle of nowhere intriguing, but I think I'm a bit too attached to the amenities of suburban life to make such a drastic lifestyle change. As with many places encountered while roadtripping, I'd rather visit than live here.

The Slab City Pet Cemetery

The Slab City Skatepark