The home is equipped with water-conserving faucets, integrated greywater, and water harvesting and storage systems.
A shaded solar breezeway provides a protected and naturally cooled outdoor room that extends the interior living spaces.
The stairway is curved and sheathed in recycled, corrugated metal with a vertical-slit window facing east to distribute morning light evenly across the walls of the 18-foot-high stairwell.
A solar shade canopy wraps the roof and south and west sides of the residence and solar breezeway to provide protection against desert heat, glare, wind, and blowing dust.
The floor in the kitchen (and throughout) is made from recycled Philippine mahogany plywood that can be easily sanded down and refinished.