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A gorgeous day out at Desert Rain today!
As framing wraps up at Desert Rain, it can be a little more difficult to visually see the progress being made. Plumbing and electrical will start soon, and when you walk by the site those aren’t things that are as visible as, say, the installation of trusses or the building of a new wall. But […]
It’s the last week of April. While wondering, as ever, where another month has gone I also realized that this time next year Barb and Tom will be living in a complete and fully functioning Desert Rain. No one wants to speed up time, but in this long process I’m sure it’s wonderful for them […]
There’s a lot of curiosity about Desert Rain. Much of that is because of how it’s being built and the Living Building Challenge standard that it strives to achieve. A home in the middle of town that uses no water or energy resources other than those that are available to it on site—well, it raises […]
Look for an article about Desert Rain in The Bulletin today. The paper has been following the Desert Rain planning process for the last two years or so, and they’ll continue to follow the project through its completion. Today’s article focuses on water–the rooftop capture of precipitation, its storage in the 35,000 gallon cistern, and […]
The 23rd Annual Earth Day Fair and Parade took place in downtown Bend today. Hosted by The Environmental Center, the event celebrates sustainable living–making it a great place for Timberline Construction of Bend to highlight their amazing work on Desert Rain. Their booth featured some of the materials being used in the home, including reclaimed […]
There will be two tours of Desert Rain today (Saturday, April 21), led by our contractors with Timberline Construction of Bend. Tours are at: 12:45 p.m. 2:00 p.m. To take a tour, sign up at Timberline’s Earth Day Fair booth near The Environmental Center on Staats and Kansas. From there you can walk or ride […]
Thursday morning started out with an informational presentation about Living Building Challenge (LBC). Held at The Environmental Center and led by Desert Rain’s LBC/LEED consultant ML Vidas, the session drew nearly 40 contractors, subcontractors and community members. Everyone who works on Desert Rain—from design to implementation, excavation to roofing—is required to attend one of ML’s […]