If, for some reason, you need to lay low for a while till the heat blows over, a poster on Craigslist may have the perfect hideout, namely "a yurt, deck and bathhouse" in Topanga Canyon. "This unique, one of a kind place, is off the grid with spartan, minimal amenities." Sounds great! What's the catch? "You must be a reliable, self reliant person with steady income." Oh dear. Monthly rent for this "ideal getaway" is $1,100, but hey, since it's off the grid, think of all the money you'll save on utilities or cable bills.
· $1100 Rustic rural retreat in Malibu (topanga) [Craigslist]