“Agave Acres” is an energy efficient, off-the-grid, solar-powered home on a 37-acre Pioneertown parcel. It is integrated into the natural landscape and sited to capture views of the surrounding Joshua tree forest and Black Lava Butte. Boulders have been placed to create low walls that accommodate the sloping terrain. Care was taken to preserve and feature native plants that include Joshua tree, catclaw acacia, ephedra and blackbrush. The indigenous landscape has been supplemented with the addition of mesquite trees, cactus, agave and container plantings. Greywater is also available for use on plantings.