Quonset House Design: Loft Guest House

The Design I've been working away on the plans for the guest house on our Arizona property, and I'll soon be releasing the free, downloadable PDF version of them. In the meantime, I wanted to offer a sneak peek of the design. The guest house is a Quonset hut house...

The Quompound: The Site Plan

On our last trip from Los Angeles out to our Arizona property, we finally finalized our site plan. It's a very exciting milestone for us! Making the best use of our (almost) ten acres is an important goal of ours - making the best use of your land while maximizing...

Site Visit Recap: February 9-12, 2017

Last week we had a very fun and productive visit to the Arizona property. The weather was great and we got a lot done. Best of all, we both got to go! Eric took Thursday and Friday off work, which allowed us two full days on site: Friday and Saturday. Our efforts were...

Northern Arizona Night Sky

I took these on my solo trip out to our property in mid-January 2017. I'm no expert on night sky photography, I just set a long exposure and high ISO, and propped my Nikon D90 up on the bed of my pickup truck. Not bad for an amateur! They remind me of this quote from...

Site Visit Recap: January 17-19, 2017

I'm back from my second visit to the property, which was my first (finally!) since we closed on the purchase at the end of October. Between us being sick, or snow/ice/rain in Arizona, or our other work & life schedules, we've repeatedly had to put off making the...

The White Van Mystery

When we were searching for our dream property, we ended up finding it by way of the parcel next door. For some reason that property was the one that came up in the listings our realtor sent us, and it was the reason I went down this dead-end cinder paved country road...