Oh Just Another Typical Backyard Caboose - Or Not!


Some of you know I shoot for Airbnb.com every now and then. There are a lot of nice places in the area that I'm fortunate to check out, but the ones that truly stand out are the quirky funky unique ones…the one-of-a-kinds. Those are my absolute favorite. I don't write about a lot of these shoots, but sometimes one comes along that I just feel begs for a few words. I wrote about the charming yurt on the organic farm in Malibu a few months back, and today I ran across another gem that compelled me to share: a caboose…on Mulholland…in the hills of Agoura.

Apparently this thing was once owned by a popular movie producer and used quite frequently as a prop, and this couple, Diana and Douglas Tharason decided to take it onto their property, effectively turning into an "ongoing project." The thing is awesome! And the property it's on is equally awesome. Douglas is an incredibly talented artist and his sculptures and wonders are displayed throughout the property, as is his studio, which overlooks the Santa Monica Mountains from within this blessed little hidden valley off the Mulholland Highway. So if you're ever in the area and need a place to stay, screw the Hilton and the Ritz…you'll never find a more charming and memorable place to marinate than this thing. A few of the images are below, and if you're looking to book it or want to see all the pictures, click here for the Airbnb listing. The thing is within striking distance of Malibu Creek State Park, Cornell winery and tasting room, the famous Rock Store, and a fishing lake...

And if you're interested in Tharalson's work, check out his site at www.TheralsonArt.com.

Anywho...just wanted to share.

Til' next time...