Sunday, March 13, 2005
The north side of this adobe features a cantalevered balcony and overhanging "shed" roof: certainly an economical way to build. If it starts to sag, you could just add supports. The round corner shows not only its adobe construction, but also dates the house to the organic curves of the early 1970's. This was the high-point of owner-built adobe homes. Many, many of these homes were passive solar in nature.