life in the high desert

Livin' Life , gettin' both feet wet, loving life in the High Desert of Arizona ......


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mytravelagenda:

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line.
Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

mytravelagenda:

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the Arizona-Utah state line.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films, and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.”

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Richard Bach
Messiah’s Handbook
Reminders for the Advanced Soul

Richard Bach
Messiah’s Handbook
Reminders for the Advanced Soul

Gil Elvgren

Gil Elvgren

imnotlivinghere:

Shipping container houses.

The reasoning behind these is that shipping containers provide a sturdy building structure that is already formed, and can supposedly be gotten readily for pretty cheap.  So you save on materials, labor, and you are re-using something that has already served another purpose.  After what some architects do to these things I doubt the final structures are still cheap in the end, or practical for that matter.  I think it’s more a case that using shipping containers in a structure has become chic, sort of a novelty, or a “green” stamp of approval.  And actually I don’t think any of the ones I posted here would actually be nice to live in. But I do think there’s some potential. I was looking on Craigslist and in the USA you can find these used for under $1000, or more typically between $2500-4000.

Here’s some interesting info I just came across: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/02/ten-things-consider-shipping-container-projects.html

I use two of them for studios, I am a potter , my wife a painter and they work great . I have seen a container home in flagstaff AZ , and if you don’t go overboard they can be very green and awesome to live in . I love the idea of repurposing something that is just sitting out in the desert going to waste

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Richard Bach
Messiah’s Handbook
Reminders for the Advanced Soul

Richard Bach
Messiah’s Handbook
Reminders for the Advanced Soul

Gil Elvgren

Gil Elvgren