Although parts of the Slabs do look like this, most of it is fairly clean. It seems to have gotten even better in recent years.
Several groups, like the LoWs have nice facilities that are spotless. They were very friendly and invited us WINs to join them several times while we were there.
This is the home of Linda, the unofficial "mayor" of the Slabs. She puts out a newsletter and has a radio program each day.
The residents are really friendly, albeit a little eccentric. Lizzie invited us all to her birthday party, but unfortunately it wasn't until February.
There are all kinds of vehicles at the Slabs.
And most of them have solar panels, since there are no electrical hookups here. Solar Mike at The Sun Works takes care of everyone's needs.
The Slabs has some unusual amenities. Check out this Olympic size swimming pool, left over from the days it was a military base. Well, maybe some water would help....
But wait, here's a natural hot spring. The water drains from here into "The Hole," a natural shower.
Most evenings there is free entertainment at "The Range," an outdoor stage. This was also shown in the movie, "Into the Wild."
There's a beautiful pet cemetery. I recognized 3 of the pet names: Cody, Mina, and Thor were beloved pets of WIN members.
One truly amazing amenity is the library. It is open all the time, and you are free to take a book if you need a book, or leave a book if you have an extra book. No strings attached.
Begun by Peggy Sadlic, who passed away 9 years ago, it is carried on by her significant other, shown here straigtening out the shelves.
It even has "Inernut Access!"