Most of our retreat cabins are proudly off-the-grid, generating their electricity from the sun via solar panels. On average, our high desert climate boasts 280+ days of sunshine, charging our cabins with plenty of electricity for lights and small electrical appliances. Unfortunately, our 12 volt electrical systems cannot support appliances with heating elements (such as an electric tea kettle) or requiring bursts of energy (such as microwaves). These appliances may shut down our power system.

Examples of acceptable items include:

  • Laptop computers
  • Personal audio players
  • Cell phone or camera chargers

Examples of non-acceptable items include:

  • Hair dryers
  • Electric blankets
  • Heating pads
  • Space heaters
  • Electric kettles

If your appliance is not included in the lists above or if you’re not sure whether it is compatible with our system, email: , or call us: 520-775-1921.