Tag Archives: desert

Desert Shelter by Victor Sidy

This is one of the structures designed & built by residents at Taliesin West. Live/ Work Shelter in the Arizona Desert. New steel and polycarbonate structure is superimposed upon the ‘artifact’ of concrete and stone, creating a dialouge between historic and contemporary forms. A grassy lawn cantilevers over a dry wash, further intensifying the contrast […]

A Compact Desert Retreat by Alchemy Architects

This 440 ft2 (40.9 m2) weeHouse has just two rooms, an all-in-one living space and a bathroom. The living space has a bed placed in the middle of the room with a kitchenette and dining area at one end and a small sitting area at the other end.” – Small House Bliss via A compact desert […]

Off the Grid in the West Texas Desert

John Wells built the shell of this one-room shack over nine days in 2007; now his 60-acre homestead, deep in the West Texas desert, includes four shipping containers under an arched metal roof, nine water tanks, a solar shower and a solar oven.” – The New York Times See more of this house Off the Grid […]

The Field Lab, Terlingua, Texas

John Wells went into the desert of Southwest Texas as an experiment, an experiment in living by facing challenges that most of us never consider, like how much water you get from a rainstorm or whether wind or solar is a better option.” – adventure journal via Weekend Cabin: Field Lab, Terlingua, Texas

Barn Shed Tiny House in the Desert

Original two story barn style studio in Joshua Tree, CA. offers guests a new idea in living. Our modest studio is fully converted to accommodate a unique retreat for two. Open the barn style doors and enter the main living space which is tastefully furnished with comfortable down sofa, coffee table, entertainment center with flat […]

The Field Lab’s New Neighbor

Looks like John Wells is going to have more company out in the desert. Pictured here is her outhouse. I wonder what kind of home Dona Lu plans to build? “My part time SW neighbor Dona Lu came out to work on her place for the weekend.  She pre-built studded walls for an out house building […]