Composting

Composting Toilets accommodate larger groups while reducing water usage and enhancing the native soil, safely returning human waste to the land in usable form rather than polluting waterways.  A low-pressure-dosing (LPD) septic system for the main house was the best alternative we could find for keeping nutrients available to the top layers of …

The Yogon

What is a “Yogon”? The “Yogon” is an octagonal sacred space, based on the traditional hogon of the Dine people, and is used for spiritual practice, yoga classes, meditation, ceremony, and community gatherings. Window seats on the river side of the structure invite one to fully enjoy the sound of rushing water …

The Main House

The dwellings at Yanaguana are constructed from local natural materials and designed and built with a lot of love. The Main House is made of cob – a mixture of clay, sand and straw. A labor-intensive hand-sculpting method was used to construct high thermal mass two-foot thick adobe walls topped by …

Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living is about becoming conscious about how our daily living habits and choices affect the Earth and learning how to live more gently and simply so that we are in harmony with the Natural Environment and giving back to the soil and the land at least as much as …