Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat

The next wave of high tech meets the desert development. Organic apple vinegar applied to raw steel gives this rustic patina finish to each Homestead Modern cabin.

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VIDEO: Hear from Dave McAdam about the vision behind Homestead Modern.



725 square feet.

This magic number did not come by luck to Dave McAdam of Homestead Modern.

McAdam says this is the smallest legal-sized home you can build in San Bernardino County.

And it happens to be the square footage McAdam is banking on that will attract the current wave of baby boomers who want to recapture the homesteader wave of 50 years ago. At that time, homesteaders plotted out five acre parcels sporadically throughout the Southern Mojave Desert and Morongo Basin Region near Joshua Tree National Park.


Desert fever has carved out a real appetite for small modern cabins with low maintenance, quick assembly, and high on modern design and comforts.


His first prototype featuring one bedroom and one bathroom located in Pioneertown was unveiled in early February to surprised guests. “They were blown away!" says McAdam.

Homestead Modern offers a select number of pre-designed floor plans, and in four months time, you will be the proud owner of a 725 square foot homestead cabin of your very own. Dave’s modern interpretation of homestead cabins offers all the modern day conveniences, without the work of its ancestors.

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The smallest legal size home allowed – 725 feet – provides affordable, efficient, predesigned cabins for small plots of land.


High Tech meets High Desert,: The new wave of affordable and efficient small homestead cabins hit the development market.


The natural landscape of the high desert rests right at your back door.


An extra small casita cabin of 220 square feet can be added to your homestead property for visiting guests.


Organic apple vinegar applied to raw steel gives this rustic patina finish to each Homestead Modern cabin.


Homestead Modern Taps Into Cabin Retreat was last modified: July 24th, 2016 by Maria Zang

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