So here are some drawings I did (touched up in photoshop for good effect...) I wanted to post them to show the concept of water use. I still have a couple more I'll get to tomorrow, but these show the CONCEPT of a plan - you have to remember this place exists only in my little head and so these are just to show ideas - like how thigs relate, scale of buildings in context, how you move around the place etc. The section and site plan show ideas about the use of water, and its conservation.
These are not very new ideas, but the concept is that no matter how dry the season is, the place will be lush with gardens, will produce food, will be a refreshing place to relax and swim and the sound of the creek will be constantly in the back ground. The whole place really has only one amenity, and thats water.