Hotelier Liz Lambert, proprietress of the achingly hip San Jose and Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas, quietly opened El Cosmico in Marfa—the high-desert West Texas town that sculptor Donald Judd put on the map. Lambert describes her new venture as “a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange; part vintage trailer, yurt, and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse, and amphitheater.”
Working with Lake/Flato architects and Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure, Lambert has created a bohemian compound consisting of several refurbished vintage trailers and a scattering of teepees, with outdoor showers, wood-fired outdoor bath tubs, an open communal kitchen, and a grove of hammocks spread across 18 acres on the edge of Marfa. For booking information, go to El Cosmico.
Photography courtesy of El Cosmico.
Above: The sprawling 18 acres of land is near the Judd Foundation in Marfa.
Above: A permanent deck for the trailer bedroom is complete with a pair of Acapulco chairs.
Above: Paneled plywood walls and ceiling add warmth to the trailer interiors.
Above: A bookable yurt measures 22 feet in diameter.
Above: Inside the yurt.
Above: The caravan-style Little Pinky trailer.
Above: A mini Smeg Refrigerator matches the attitude of the retro trailer. See more at 10 Easy Pieces: Compact Refrigerators.
Above: Accommodations in a safari-style tent are available at El Cosmico. See more at Steal This Look: Tent Bedroom at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.
Above: You can book at 22-foot tepee with a fully-designed interior.