Although it’s abandoned, it seems that the house does see occasional visitors. This mattress is propped up with an unbroken view of the scrubland leading off to distant mountains. Inside the building, in one of the rooms with a floor, there was another single mattress. This is also rattlesnake country, and I wouldn’t like to be the best source of heat for the night in the small house with no doors, but perhaps I’m overly cautious!

This green house appeared to have been abandoned for a few decades – it was mostly stripped inside, and some rooms were missing their floors. The roof was still mostly intact, but it seemed only a matter of time before that would go too. The trees outside must have been up-kept with the house, because everything nearby appeared dead too. Once the people had gone, it all began to return to its natural wild state, and not all life is fit for New Mexico.