Off-grid permaculture on 10 acres in Mojave Desert at 4500 ft. elevation. A work in progress.
The property includes 1 multi-room earthbag dome and a kiva-type earthbag structure, an Airstream trailer, well, septic system, shipping container, in-ground outdoor trampoline bed, and water storage tanks. The surrounding land is undeveloped.
We have been restoring and reinforcing the domes, which were initially permitted by the previous owners of the land but never completed. The original design by Nadir Khalili was at least partially funded by NASA as part of Khalili's proposal to construct in-situ "super-adobe" structures on the surface of the moon.
A succession of previous owners scraped a significant amount of the vegetation and topsoil on the property, which we are restoring by creating earthworks to capture water and regenerate soil.
We've installed underground pipe systems to interconnect water, power and septic for the various structures, set up solar and battery systems, and built a small lounge in the front third of the shipping container. We've also created berms to protect from wind and create privacy from a dirt road.