Author Archives: Stephanie Smith

About Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith is a Southern California-based real estate investor, developer and architectural designer (M.Arch Harvard GSD '97) currently living in Joshua Tree.


We own and operate three restored homestead cabins in the Coyote Valley area of north Joshua Tree, about 15 mins from Joshua Tree National Park. All are available for short or longer stays. View and book here. We are Airbnb “super hosts” with over 1500 positive reviews, on Airbnb since 2010. We welcome you!

Sonora Cabin – book on Airbnb

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Sonora cabin, featured in the book ‘Jackrabbit Homestead,’ was constructed in 1955 and still has its original green paint. Book on Airbnb

Sunever Cabin – book on Airbnb

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Sunever cabin is a pre-fab homestead cabin, one of many built in the 1950’s in the area (now all disappeared save for this one…). Book on Airbnb

Saturn “Camp” Cabin – book on Airbnb

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Saturn homestead camp cabin is actually three structures: a restored homestead cabin bunkhouse, a deluxe outhouse with hot-water shower, and an outdoor kitchen/dining structure. Book on Airbnb





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Hello from Joshua Tree

We are Stephanie Smith and Jay Babcock. Over 10 years ago we came to the hi-desert, landing in slightly settled, mostly unfenced quiet wilderness, with deep unsmogged horizons, enveloped nightly by a fantastically starred sky. It’s a long way from the urban apartments we spent our adult lives in… Read our story

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Stewards of the Coyote Valley

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We’ve come together with over 50 of our neighbors and the Mojave Desert Land Trust to launch a kickass conservation and “mutual aid society” project in our rural desert neighborhood in northern Joshua Tree. We’re calling ourselves Stewards of the Coyote Valley. Here‘s a short photo/write-up on our first workshop.

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JT Homesteader Joshua Tree homestead cabin porch

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