What To Pack
Here's a general list of things to pack with those who are coming to film and spending lots of time outdoors in mind.
Casa Otra Vez is fully furnished with lots of amenities, including hair dryers, but there are things that can help you adjust to the dry desert climate and the bright sun.
Albuquerque has big box stores such as Costco, Target, Walmart, Home Depot and Walgreens for any last minute purchases once you're here. We also have a consignment shop for outdoor gear called Outdoor REGear.
The owner likes to cook, and so the kitchen is fairly well equipped. We have a full array of pots, pans, baking pans, dishes, utensils, hand mixer, slow cooker, and a blender.
We do not have:
A Gaming chair (please bring your own)
A printer. Please bring your own if you need one.
You are welcome to borrow and return things in the house, but you will be billed for anything missing.
There's a vacuum, broom, Swiffers, cleaning rags, and other things to help you keep things tidy on a day-to-day basis. You must supply your own laundry detergent, dishwashing detergents, cleaning supplies & paper products when you use up the existing supply, which has been provided by the owner.
We strongly recommend using the weekly housekeeping service that comes with the rent! They are cheerful and here to help you have a productive stay. Let them clean, while you work!
Walking Shoes with tread
Slippers or Flip Flops to wear inside the house. We ask that shoes be taken off.
A hat with a brim that goes all the way around.
A daypack if you like to go hiking.
A swimsuit for the local spas at Betty's or Albuquerque Baths, or to Jemez hot springs in the mountains.
A beach towel to take with you up to Jemez hot springs.
A small battery recharger for your phone
A warm jacket that can be stashed away in your backpacket. We like the new down jackets.
A polarfleece or quilted vest with pockets.
A flannel or polarfleece shirt.
Thermals to wear under your pants.
long sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials.
Workout tights that are lined in fleece.
A muffler, scarf, and a knit cap with liner.
A shoe or boot that will keep your feet dry if it snows.
Good socks. Thurlo, and thin SmartWool socks are favorites.
Spring and Summer
Shorts with pockets for summer.
A lightweight waterproof windbreaker for summer monsoons
Short sleeve t-shirts made of wicking materials
An umbrella for summer monsoons.
To deal with the dry air:
A cool mist humidifier
Nasal saline spray or rinse
Preservative-free eye moisturizing drops
High quality face, foot and body moisturizers
A re-usable water bottle