The Whitehorse residence was built in collaboration with the Design Build Bluff program. Design Build Bluff provides homes for deserving Navajo families in the four corner area. The award winning residence was made of salvaged material and built in 3 months. The overall budget for the project was 30 thousand dollars. Due to its location away from “The Grid” a good portion of our budget was spent on sewer, water catchment systems, and solar hot water systems. The design was conceptualized as a hybrid between a pole barn and a trailer house, structures found in the surrounding area. The materials used were recycled 4'x10' pallets that were adapted as a rain screen, sand blasted aluminum panels, mud plaster made from soils found in the area, energy saving "rocket stove", and a light weight concrete floor.