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Homes on the Range

An energy efficient retreat in Texas

February/March 2014

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The sleeping cabins designed to look out onto the Llano River.

photo: Misty Keasler

Hundred-gallon cisterns store rainwater for irrigation.

photo: Misty Keasler

The high-tech, low-profile common kitchen.

photo: Misty Keasler

Architect Matt Garcia.

photo: Misty Keasler

The main house of the Llano Exit Strategy.

photo: Misty Keasler

Plywood warms up a minimalist sleeping cabin.

photo: Misty Keasler

Night settles on a sweeping view of the Llano River.

photo: Misty Keasler

An open-air shower set amid the Texas brush.

photo: Misty Keasler

Simple and sustainable design carries outside.

photo: Misty Keasler