As enormous wealth lives always side by side with abject poverty, it’s no surprise that Pebble Beach has a healthy homeless population. Since most of the work available (making beds, scrubbing floors, blowing leaves, etc.) doesn’t come close to paying for housing, many people live in cars and vans, parked unobtrusively at night in residential neighborhoods. Others seek shelter in the woods.
With the economic downturn resulting in the Pebble Beach Co. and private homeowners reducing their workforces over the past year, some of Pebble Beach’s best homeless residences are now vacant and available. But with upwards of 5,000 Sybarites paying astronomical rates to taste the world’s finest wines and sample the world’s rarest epicurean treats (including, according to The Herald, 110 pounds of halibut cheeks, 3,000 live snails purged on corn meal and basil, veal tongues paired with grapefruit curd, etc.) in Pebble Beach this weekend, and with the U.S. Open coming to Pebble Beach this summer, the opportunities for underpaid work are surely on the rise again already.
With that in mind, we thought we’d take the opportunity to present two of the finest Pebble Beach homeless residences currently vacant and available …
If absolute privacy is your top priority, this masterpiece of design is for you. Carefully hidden and massively camouflaged, you won’t have to worry about unwanted visitors here. Yet this is no dank den or cave.
After crawling through the entrance hole, you’ll find that the large rear opening admits all the light and fresh air you could possibly want – while cleverly protected from prying eyes by a completely impenetrable thicket. Surely this structure goes farther in complying with the Local Coastal Plan Policy requiring houses to be “subordinate to the landscape” than any other home in Pebble Beach.
Minimalist luxury at its finest. A single design element – a narrow metal bed – placed in the middle of a small, hidden clearing. Just as other Pebble Beach homeowners go to immense trouble and expense to import rock from Italy and France, the creator of this residence clearly put a lot of effort into dragging this heavy steel bed and springs through the thick brush surrounding the place. There’s a blue water view available if you know where to look and even room to pitch a small tent on rainy nights!