Our house is about 25 miles south of San Felipe, a mile on unpaved road from the main blacktop, and off the grid. Our lighting and power comes from solar panels, with a 3 kw pure sine-wave inverter providing 120 volts. Our fridges and freezers run on propane, & our water is delivered to giant tanks on our roof (tinacos) and heated by propane. Our drinking water and ice is either from reverse-osmosis in 3 or 5 gallon carboys from town, or bottled water.
Sign on Highway at km 31
Our Back Door, "Heller High Water"
This is our Front Door, the middle casa!
From the beach; our casa is in the center
Close up; me with a cold one
The large back yard at "pink & blue time"
Looking east at the Sea of Cortez
Looking north - our casa on the left
Looking south. Our arches & steps
Looking west at a typical sunset
Sunrise over the water!
Moonrise over the water, too!
Front patio, south end
Front patio, north end
Back Porch, BBQ & Darts!
Back porch, stairs to loft
Back yard parking, lot's of room!
Neighbors come to visit
Kitchen appliances - all propane
Great view of the sea from the kitchen
Well-lighted island work area
Dining room with wood burning stove
French doors to back patio
Dressers, & glass slider to patio
Master Bath, great shell mirror
Master bathroom shower
Guest Bedroom & glass slider to patio
Doorway to Guest Suite
This is as crowded as it gets!
Meet Fred, our resident heron.
Cocktails at the swim-up bar.
A Birthday Party on the Beach
A local pelican: "More clams, please?"
A treasure from Sandi's crab trap
After being steamed in beer
While being enjoyed!
Agave Blues at annual party
The famous Cow Patty near Puertecitos
Partying on our patio
One of my favorite times of the year is when Scorpio is fully risen in the east, with his tail curled into the Milky Way. The Milky Way is so bright that it is hard to convince the neighbors that it is not just dense white clouds. My green laser can actually accurately point out the center of our Galaxy. The sea is often completely calm, like a mirror. Not only can you see the reflection of the moon in the water, bright planets like Jupiter or Mars, and bright stars, but you can actually see the reflection of the Milky Way in the water!
Making pizza in our kitchen in Baja. When we first started coming here, we brought most of our food with us, but now we get almost everything locally.
There are many great grocery stores in San Felipe, just 25 miles North, and many staples in local grocery stores a few miles South.