There were no plants in the front except for one tree. I painted the exterior, replaced windows and doors, enclosed the shed addition, laid cement on the front porch with a rock wall, built a goldfish pond with lilies, built an awning over the front window and planted trees, bushes and hundreds of cactus. On the interior I repainted everything, tore out the tile and did a treatment on the cement floor, installed a window paned door to the bedroom, installed a wood burning stove in the bedroom, added window treatments, installed a new kitchen sink and counter top, fixed the roof and much more.
My neighbors were roadrunners, rabbits, coyotes, bobcats, owls, eagles and a bunch of varmints that I liked to shoot from my porch. The surrounding rocky hills were an awesome place to go rock hopping and meditating. Pioneertown has a rich history. Lots of famous bands were starting to show up and there was a large artistic community. Joshua Tree National Park was just 20 minutes away.I had the Pioneertown Studio for quite a few years. This was my sanctuary and inspiration for many years. I lost myself there and rediscovered myself there. I also created some of my best stuff there.