http://desertrainhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Desert-Rain.png 0 0 Sweet Pea Cole http://desertrainhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Desert-Rain.png Sweet Pea Cole2014-06-06 14:58:502014-06-17 12:51:13After a Short Break – Desert Lookout Construction Begins
We had a short break in construction this winter along with a brief hiatus in sharing updates on our home, the project, and the process. But rest assured, we were not resting. During this time, we were preparing for Desert Lookout. This new structure will include an office/apartment, a garage, a yoga studio, and – perhaps most importantly – will house the composting/evaporator unit for blackwater.
Early this April, we received the exciting news regarding the approval of our permit to treat blackwater — toilet and dishwasher wastewater — on site, without putting it into the sewer lines. Desert Rain has become the first in the state of Oregon within a city sewer district to receive a such a permit, and with this good news in hand, we broke ground on April 15.
Breaking ground and preparing the foundation has gone smoothly and quickly. Now, we’re excited to see the Desert Lookout structure rising.