What is El Cosmico?
El Cosmico is the latest lodging concept from Liz Lambert and her management company Bunkhouse. Lambert is the creative force behind the renowned Hotel San Jose and Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, as well as the city’s landmark coffee houses Jo’s on South Congress and Downtown. El Cosmico, recently opened in the fall of 2009, extends Lambert’s vision a few hundred miles west to an 18 acre plot of land in Marfa, Texas. “El Cosmico is part vintage trailer, yurt and teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheatre – a community space that fosters and agitates artistic and intellectual exchange.” Lambert has worked closely with renowned architecture firm Lake/Flato and Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure, as well as with a creative team of artists, builders and students, to create a unique communal outpost in the West Texas desert.