Rainy Day at Desert Rain - Needed! ◄ Back Next ► Picture 10 of 11 Rainy days will be welcome to replenish the 35,000 gallon cistern that will be used for all the domestic water requirements. [Show as slideshow] The Accessible Dwelling Unit (ADU) serves as guesthouse/apartment. The property will have accessible pathways throughout - part of the Equity Petal. Reclaimed stone from the deconstruction of the original two homes. Material Petal and Beauty Petal The elegant downspout with copper connector - functional and elegant. Desert Rain House view from Shasta Drive on the west side. Located in the old established neighborhood near downtown Bend. The outdoor 'conference room' under the old apple tree. The early stages of construction. Forest Stewardship Certified Lumber was used for framing and sheathing. View of the house from the 'secret terrace garden'. The hillside was a maze of brush. When it was opened up a lovely, flat area was revealed that is now a terrace garden. The apple tree in bloom. Original to the property, the apple tree remained and will be part of the 'edible landscape' requirement for LBC. The west hillside was covered with unwanted annual rye grass. It was removed by hand-pulling: no chemical sprays or major disruption to the fragile soil base. Rainy days will be welcome to replenish the 35,000 gallon cistern that will be used for all the domestic water requirements. The solar panels on the roof will provide thermal heat and hot water.