In the late 1600’s newcomers to Tucson created beautiful adobe buildings that still stand today. Inspired by their ingenuity, I dreamed of building an adobe home crafted from the desert in the form of sun baked, mud bricks. Over a period of more than 10 years touring many fine examples of Tucson's adobe architecture, my passion for adobe homes began to grow in Rhonda too. She would often say she could see herself “striking the joints” with a spoon (smoothing the mud between bricks). The adobes we built are more than just a place to stay, they’re homes in harmony with local culture. They’re naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer though they include modern heating and cooling to maximize comfort. For our small family, we wanted a home where we would come together often like for our annual retreat where we celebrate the past year and share our visions for the future. As our family grew we continued to build or acquire larger adobe homes that we now choose to share with o