Desert Serenity: An Off-Grid Adobe Home in West Texas

A sustainability pioneer builds adobe homes in the Texas desert and has founded a nonprofit to teach others how.

As morning light dances in through the filmy muslin curtains, Simone delights in waking up in her adobe bed and looking out through the French doors to the Mexican Sierra mountains. The ceiling is fourteen feet high and ten feet wide. The bed is made of adobe bricks topped with a one-inch wooden platform and a magnet mattress. Simple furnishings allow the strength of the architecture to take center stage througout the house.
Photo By Terrence Moore