Homestead

Home

  • 1,155 sq ft house, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Energy Star furnace
  • R38 insulated walls and roof
  • Double pane windows with argon gas
  • Compact Florescent Lighting
  • Sinktastic greywater system on toilet
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Front yard  


  • 900 sq ft drought tolerant garden featuring California native and Mediterranean plants
  • 175 sq ft drought tolerant parking strip featuring broadcast wildflowers
  • 10 sq ft constructed wetland
  • Passive solar pergola featuring a garden swing
  • 1 solar powered fountain 
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Side Yard / Patio


  • 840 sq ft side yard (old driveway)
  • 72 sq ft raised vegetable garden including 6 lattice panels for vertical gardening
  • 6-1/2 sq ft vertical herb garden - foot print 1-1/3 sq ft
  • 7 sq ft pyramid strawberry patch
  • 12 sq ft constructed wetlands
  • 2 citrus trees
  • Approximately 2 dozen pots with various food crops, some with lattice panels or vertical pyramid towers.
  • 200 gallon rainwater catchment system
  • 1 worm farm
  • 1 small pond
  • 1 fountain that doubles as a bird bath
  • 1 fire pit and plenty of seating 
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Orchard

  • 140 sq ft
  • 10 fruit trees
  • 200 gallon rainwater catchment system
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Barnyard



  • 725 sq ft barnyard (not including the barn)
  • 140 sq ft barn featuring 2 loafing sheds, a chicken coop, quail housing, and hay storage
  • 32 sq ft milking parlour and grain storage room
  • 90 sq ft rabbitry with a kleen-flush system and an automated watering system
  • 1 claw foot bathtub duck pond featuring a gravity fed greywater system for the orchard
  • Apiary on the roof of the library with access via a custom designed fold down ladder
  • 4 stump goat play structure
  • Automated watering system
  • 4 compost bins