Desert tiki, it's my favorite tiki sub genere!
There's just something about Polynesian Pop culture elements set in the desert sun and extreme heat with not a drop of water in sight. The tikis are out of place and don't belong, but it works. There were a handfull of desert tiki hotspots back in the day, including Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Tucson.
Just outside of San Bernadino, California, up in the high desert along Interstate 15 to Las Vegas, is the community of Apple Valley. Here you can find Apple Valley Ranchos.
The mobile home park is not much to look at from the road and the sign is obscured behind the bushes....
But if you take a closer look behind the bushes you will find the hidden tiki.
The tiki is in a small wood shingled A-frame and is still in great condition. The paint is not peeling so you can still clearly see his original simple design.
Inside the complex there is not much happening. Very few hints or details remain of any type of Polynesin architecture that may have once existed.