Jared's Cabin

Melanie and Jamie went to live in Jared's cabin, which was located in a desert canyon. It was built by Jared's father and older brothers. It is described as "An ingenious dwelling tucked into a nook in the sandstone, perilously close to the flash flood line."  It was far from any beaten path, rough, and without any modern conveniences (like  running water, electricity, gas, etc.). Since his father never bought the land that it sits on, it is completely uncharted, which makes it the perfect hiding place. The canyon is red, and there is a forest nearby. It is the first place that Melanie calls 'home' after the invasion begins.