Gallery: Low-Maintenance, Low-Energy Modern House Makes the Most of a P...

Outside, a cluster of fruit trees and a kitchen garden are available for the owner's use, while the rest of the landscaping consists largely of drought-tolerant and native plant varieties. Rainwater is collected from the roof and the pervious paving around the house and stored in two 1,700 gallon underground cisterns to irrigate the landscape and garden. Low flow showerheads and fixtures reduce water usage even further.

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