17 Apr Recommended Reading: Desert Rain House
“Desert Rain House will transform your ideas of what “green building” can be. This book tells the story of Barbara Scott and Tom Elliott and their team of architects, designers, building material experts, and city and state officials as they painstakingly apply the exacting standards of the Living Building Challenge to a home in a desert climate. Sumptuous imagery shows the stunning results: natural, graceful, simple, and welcoming. Desert Rain gives you a glimpse of our architectural future – and it is beautiful.” – Fran Korten, Publisher, YES! Magazine
At the recent Living Future unConference in Seattle, we were honored to be a part of the book signing for Desert Rain House: Resilient Building, Sustainable Living in the High Desert, by Juliet Grable. We could not be more thrilled to see the story this Living Building Challenge project published!
“Desert Rain House chronicles the inspiring story of a small-town team that builds the first fully certified Living Building Challenge residence on the planet. It offers a powerful example of how a community can achieve local self-reliance, and how a few people can tackle – and solve – the world’s toughest problems.” – Michael Shuman, Author, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity
We have been the contractor for this project, managing the construction of this home, it’s surrounding structures, and the complex systems that make it net zero, extremely green, and elegant, and hope you’ll take a closer look at the concepts, process, and outcomes detailed in this book. Desert Rain House is available at Amazon.