A-Z West is located on thirty-five acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park.  Since it's inception in fall 2000, A-Z West has been undergoing an ongoing conversion into our testing grounds for "A-Z designs for living". The best way to visit A-Z West is to take one of the tours that are offered four times a year. The tours last about two hours and offer a glimpse into Zittel's home base, the Wagon Station Encampment, Regenerating Field, Shipping Container Compound, studio, guest cabin and more.  These are administered by High Desert Test Sites as a fundraiser, and there is a modest tour fee that directly supports HDTS programing.  Because A-Z West is a private residence, and also the site of a full time studio practice, please respect that there will also be certain times when the property is closed to visitors.