The above 12-ft x 12 ft nature adobe brick building was the first structure I built on my land. It’s purpose was to allow centralization of all the off-grid utility infrastructure necessary to make homesteading this desert property comfortable. For example; the water-well is located 4-ft from the west wall of the building. The pump is a solar powered Lorentz Submersible Pump to a depth of 150-ft. All piping and electric run underground into the building. All the plumbing, valves, 80-gal pressure tank, back-up batteries and solar electronics are inside and out of the elements. The outbuilding also serves as storage space and maybe the most important: Shade from the sun!
Building this structure allowed me to obtain experience learning adobe construction methods on a small scale so lessons-learned could be applied to future natural building projects