The Jackrabbit Homesteads of Wonder Valley, California (just north of Joshua Tree) were first established by the Small Tract Act of 1938, wherein the federal government leased (and ultimately sold) 2-5 acre desert plots to the public for $5, if built upon within 3 years.
Most of the shacks & early pre-fab cabins now sit derelict, though some have been restored and others are for sale.
Somewhere on the Northern California Coast (it’s a secret), Rob and Sean – friends of Cabin Porn – built together a cabin with driftwood. In fact, the cabin stands to this day and good-hearted travelers continue to make small improvements.
Situated in the mountainous regions of Norway this cabin is free to use and open to the general public all year round. Stocked with a supply of fire wood, playing cards, coffee and a battery operated radio; this is the perfect spot for a weary hiker or in my case a tired dog musher.