It's always so inspiring to learn about people who build their own homes, but it's rare to hear about a person who does all the work by themselves! That's what Aaron D'Innocenzo set out to do right after he graduated with a Masters in Architecture, and eight years later, Jackrabbit Wash sits ever so gently among the rocks and Joshua Trees near beautiful Joshua Tree Park in California.
It took a full eight years for Aaron to finish building his striking 148 square meter home in the Mojave Desert since he used no contractors, sub-contractors or helpers to get the job done. And it was worth every minute – at least we think so.
Constructed with passive solar principles, the home is heated and cooled without any HVAC systems. And it is exceptionally energy efficient due to insulation and other creative interventions. The interior is spectacular. Notice the slate tiles – both inside and outside, which pay respects to this very special site. We love desert architecture and Aaron’s project is one of the finest examples that we have seen.
Via Arch Daily