this Dana Point project has its own dedicated album because of the complexity of the integrated system that was designed and installed at this site.
this beautiful native front yard slope with 6 fruit trees at the top is less than a year old and hasn't been watered (by municipal water) since last fall. the shower drainage system was retrofitted into a greywater system and there is a rain barrel on the side of the house to harvest the rainfall. the dry creek doubles as rain tank over flow and shower greywater catchment which directly feeds the fruit trees.
phase two of this project featured the welded fence, patio and concrete fire pit; a remarkable transformation. shoutout to Thrice Engineering for helping with the weld and bringing the vision to fruition!
this project began as a collaborative learning experience with The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano and H2OME Smart Water Savings. it became so much more than expected and is still going.
scroll through the photos to see what a beautiful native landscape can look like with smart and sustainable design. below the photos there are a few short videos walking through parts of the space.