Redneck Real Estate: Luxury Living for the Hip and Chic

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas
El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas

Take note Donald Trump: Redneck real estate is luxury living for the hip and chic. Yesterday's pied a terre is today's vintage Airstream. Trailers are now all the residential rage for those with a little imagination, a sense of humor, and some green sensibility.

The West Texas town of Marfa, an artist enclave was first discovered and made famous by New York artist Donald Judd back in 1971. It has since been developed by other artists with a similar vision. (Many of whom were residentially challenged Brooklynites eager for more creative space.) Some of the town's exciting programming includes annual film and art festivals sponsored by the Dia:Beacon, the Judd Foundation and the Chinati Foundation.

And joining the ranks of cool spots in Marfa is El Cosmico. The boutique lodging opens this month and hosts a collection of revamped, souped up modular homes. El Cosmico, as described on their site is "part vintage trailer, yurt and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheatre - a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange."

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