15th Feb 2017
"The last free place in America"
Slab City is known to some as the place in the movie 'Into the wild' where Christopher meets Kristen Stewart.
Located south east of LA , in the middle of nowhere lives around 200 people who are looking to escape the constrictions and regulations in society and to escape the government.
The 'City' has no running water or electricity although they have started to develop their camps with solar panels. One guy we met said he's still able to watch Netflix every night!
After a 3 hour drive over there through endless dirt tracks, we were greeted by some of the friendliest faces, happy to see us visiting their new homes.
Our first stop was Salvation mountain which was built by Leonard Knight as a religious sculpture. It's made out of found materials, mostly tires and clay and painted beautifully. Steely Van seemed to fit in a bit better over here!
Bob and Maria were the first people we met on our adventure through Slab City, They owned the hostel which consists of a caravan with 3 beds, a shower with no hot water and some make shift rooms outside made out of hay bails. Both were incredibly eager to show us around and as Bob showed me some of his poetry he handed me this purple crystal. I held it and as I gave it back he told me it was his wand. So now I recon I'm either cursed or blessed just from holding it.