Talk of a Sale Fills a Hippie Haven With Bad Vibes. (The New York Times, 3/11/2015)
Print headline: New Hassles for the Free Spirits of Slab City.
An unregulated squatter settlement, Slab City is home to perhaps 150 year-round residents — refugees from mortgages and bill collectors, former hippies, rebels and self-identified misfits — who live in personal camps made from old trailers, truck campers and crude lean-tos, and call themselves Slabbers. From October to April, the population swells to perhaps 2,000 as snowbirds, attracted by the guaranteed sunshine and zero fees, arrive in sometimes majestic motor homes.
- Slab City
- Slab City website
- Portraits from Slab City, 'The Last Free Place on Earth'. (NPR, 10/3/2012)
- Slab City, Here We Come: Living Life Off the Grid in California's Badlands. (TIME, 2/3/2012)
The even have a library.