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    B-52s’ Kate Pierson lists her Airstream retreat in Mojave Desert for $452K
    • May 2, 2024

    The trailers are fully hooked up and equipped. (Photo by Shafik Wahhab | Shafik Photography)

    The property comprises two parcels for a total of 10 acres and comes with six well-appointed Airstreams, including one filled with B-52s memorabilia. (Photo by Shafik Wahhab | Shafik Photography)

    The 10-acre property on the market for $452,000 includes six fully hooked up and equipped vintage Airstream trailers. (Photo by Shafik Wahhab | Shafik Photography)



    Kate Pierson of The B-52s has listed her kitschy Airstream “glampground” in the Mojave Desert for $452,000.

    Sited in unincorporated Landers with mountain views, Kate’s Lazy Desert comprises two parcels for a total of 10 acres. It comes with six fully hooked up and equipped vintage trailers, including one filled with B-52s memorabilia, a 400-square-foot “homestead cabin” dating to 1955 and a 225-square-foot storage shed.

    Records show Pierson and her wife,  the artist and designer Monica Coleman, paid $18,000 for the initial 5-acre property in November 2011. A year later, Kate’s Lazy Desert opened for business with nightly rates from $200-plus, reviews show. In June 2017, the couple expanded the grounds through the purchase of a neighboring 5-acre vacant lot for $20,000.

    Since it hit the market in early April, the listing agent Niko Esposito of Paul Kaplan Group/Bennion Deville Homes has heard from “starry-eyed super creatives,” adventure groups and investors hoping to take advantage of the conditional use permit included in the asking price.

    The CUP allows the next owner to operate the property as a motel, trailer park or campground.

    Given the area’s history as a gathering place for spiritualists and UFO enthusiasts, it’s also ideal for “cosmic vibing” and “extraterrestrial communicating,” the listing reads.

    The property is near Joshua Tree National Park, The Integratron and Giant Rock Boulder, a seven-story monolith. There are also popular restaurants in the area, including Pappy and Harriet’s and La Copine.

    Pierson, 76, is a founding member and vocalist of The B-52s. Formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976, the band — including Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson — has produced hits such as “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” “Roam” and many others over the years and continues to perform.

    In addition to The B-52s, Pierson has appeared as a guest vocalist on Iggy Pop’s “Candy” and R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People.” She released her debut solo album, “Guitars and Microphones,” in 2015.

    Pierson also ventured into vacation rentals. Before Kate’s Lazy Desert, she launched Kate’s Lazy Meadow, a Catskills motel, in 2003. After selling that property in August 2021 for $2.3 million, Pierson and Coleman opened Kate’s Lazy Cape, a beach house in Truro, Massachusetts. The property is advertised on Airbnb at $850 nightly.

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    ​ Orange County Register