New Years bonfire at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun

Happy New Years from all of us at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun. Off-grid Dispersed Campground and Event Center.

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Realtors (Land Brokers) buying land in the Desert. Buyers be prepared

I don’t understand realtors (Land Brokers), is it only about the money? We get people driving out here lost looking for land, or they buy land not being prepared for living up here. We try to help as much as we can. But there’s only so much we can do. Many can’t even build anything until the land is paid off, but they put all their money into the property and have no where else to go. Yet they can’t make it without a solid structure to live in.

I do have to say the realtor Daniel works with his customers, he has asked us if it’s okay he sends people looking at land in this area to us. He has great communication skills, and seems to care.. (no he didn’t pay us to say that, we’ve never actually met him in person). We don’t sugar coat it, living out here isn’t easy, you have to be solid, winds will tear up anything that isn’t solid. Wells are very expensive it’s cheaper to haul water, and even though there’s a powerline you can’t access it. Don’t build or park vehicles and leave, it probably won’t be there when you get back, or you’ll have/had squatters and they tore it up. Try to build where neighbors can see your buildings, if we can’t see it, and you’re gone it’s likely to be vandalized. Become friends with the neighbors, we help watch out for each other. I can only talk about this area we live in, others I don’t know how they work.

I understand making money, we all do. But you’d think if you send buyers out with good info and they make it, continue to live on the land it’d be better, than the buyers failing and you having to resell the land? Many of these pieces of land become trashed, piles of left items, tents, poles, and then others start dumping trash.

It’s not only about the potential buyer, it’s about all of us out here, you leave something valuable out, or build and leave. It’s an invitation to vandals, which puts us all at risk.

Don’t get me wrong.. It doesn’t all fall on the realtor (Land Broker). People need to do their research and read the fine print. But a little education from the realtor would be nice too.. you’d think they would rather the person succeed in living in their property and not fail

Unwanted visitors on the mesa

Been a few days since I’ve posted. This year allergies have been kicking my butt, which triggers migraines. Anyways enough about that . Not much has been going on here at Plateau Hame De Colquhoun other than a few campers and getting ready for a private event this weekend.

Oh we had yet another unwanted 2 legged visitor try to come into a neighbors property. (We think they are after solar and generators, one neighbor had a genny stolen) But thanks to all that came to the Haunted Hay (Hell) Ride we were able to purchase a few new fancy security gadgets to put up on all the roads to helpthe community with these type of visitors. It’s not a fix, but we all hope it helps. Enjoy the video of us running the ridge road.

Talent No Talent Open Mic Music in the Desert

This is our second community open mic event. The first event was more successful than we could have ever imagined. So much so many asked us to do another one.

So we had a meeting of neighbors who all graciously come together to make this happens.

We all love where we live, find it peaceful, we’re not just neighbors, we are a family. As a family, we have opened our doors so other people can enjoy the unique atmosphere we have up here in the middle of the desert on top of a mesa.

Come up enjoy the day and come meet our family. Campsites are available check our website for more info on reserving your spot.

Bands bring tent, RV you get the night free to camp. You must contact us to reserve your spot a head of time.

Our Audio Engineer and MC is Brent he is the owner of Plateau Hame De Colquhoun . Brent has been audio engineer, vocalist for over 30 years. He had toured with a group called Jester, he has produced, co-produced, and written, done vocals for himself and with others. He has been part of audio engineering for bands like Tautha Dea, Zwaremachine, Wendy Rule, SJ Tucker, and more…

#artoftinyliving #plateauhamedecolquhoun #modernpioneerism #desertlife #openmic #neighbors #family #mesa #camping #music #bands

New Mexico Desert Life

Life in the desert in New Mexico can be peaceful, beautiful, yet full of adventure, stress, and sometimes sleepless nights.

Clear nights with more stars than you could ever imagine, sunsets behind Ladrone Peak, a bonfire to share with neighbors.

Dealing with winds, and figuring out water supply issues remain, yet the most pressing issue that causes sleepless nights is people that think they can come out and steal everything you have while you’re away. Yet what they don’t know is, they have caused us neighbors to become a family. To watch out for each other, knowing that we all will come when needed.

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Traveling across America made it home!

We left Amarillo Sunday night and drove to Clovis New Mexico where we drydocked at Walmart. Next morning we made the last jump home.

We are now back home, not without some excitement that had to remind us we live out in middle of the desert.
Few days ago a neighbor had called us saying his RV been broken into, some people been squatting in it and trashed it (totalling it).

We all watch out for each other out here. Vandalism was bad for awhile, but we all were able to put a stop to it.. But now it’s back, and something like that hits hard, especially when your not home yourself.. We have security and someone coming in multiple times daily.. But still doesn’t make our stuff safe.

On the way home yesterday we noticed someone setting up camp not far from where the RV had been trashed. So once we got home, Brent and few neighbors went to check it out. Nobody was there so now we watch..

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Campers, Neighbors and Solar

Been busy days working on the solar, campers coming in, and meeting a new neighbor. (Neighbor here is anyone that lives up here on the Mesa, this one is 3 miles from us). We like how all the neighbors know each other, watch out for and willing to help if needed.. We use to live in a town in Minnesota where we lived 10ft from neighbors on either side yet knew very little about them, we would try to be social but it’s different…

Not wanting to jinx it so won’t say we are planning to have the solar finished today… We’ll post an update once it’s completed!

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