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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Arizona room
Arizona room: An Arizona room is a screened-in exterior living space. Ours will feature a clear roof that will flood this room with sun light, while also maintaining a weather-proof environment. The room itself faces west in order to capture beautiful sunset views. It will feature a large living space, which will enclose a Kiva fireplace and an Adobe wood burning pizza oven. Ultimately, this room will be filled with fruit producing grape vines.



Foundatin forms full of concrete and rebar...



Drystacking concrete block walls...



The Arizona room concrete block structure ready to be filled with concrete...



The pattern used to create the green and yellow wine bottle, bottle wall...



Bottle wall complete with circular form in the middle still in place...



The stuccoed green and yellow bottle wall- truly awesome when the sun shines through...



The roof structure is made out of Ponderosa pine harvested from the property...



The twelve foot long 4x4 beams are placed 13 inches on center to handle the snow load...



The clear plastic roof which will let in sun light but not rain...



The finished Arizona room structure, complete with Kiva fireplace and pizza oven...
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