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Reinhardt/Simmons Ranch

2008

Brewster County, Texas

A home for a family to live off-the-grid is a meeting place for traditional, vernacular construction and modern, sustainable technology. Like the Comanchero, settlers who befriended and traded with the Comanche in this land, this modern adobe dwelling will make its place among those that came before by trading in the best offerings of old and new cultures. Walls of earth linked by a galvanized roof to cover dogtrots for breezes and outdoor shade will be built in phases, forming a sheltering compound. Power for living will be provided by the sun and wind.

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