Roger Black's Ranch: A New Yorker's Texas Escape

The New York Times

Former Rolling Stone Art Director and current publishing consultant Roger Black lives in a Gramercy Park apartment in New York City. About once a month, he makes the 9-hour journey to his 3,000 acre ranch in West Texas. Named "Cinco Camp" — after the five shipping containers that form his second home — the place is about as different from New York City as one could imagine...

The shipping containers remain largely untouched and each of the five has a different purpose — eating, cooking, sleeping, storage. The Midland, Texas architect who designed the home, Mark Wellen, put the grouping on short stilts to discourage "snakes and vermin"

face west so Mr. Black and any guests can watch the spectacular sunsets
Check out the full story, Self-Contained in Texas and don't miss the awesome pictures in the slide show at The New York Times.

(Images: James H. Evans for The New York Times)