Pascua Yaqui Tribe | Guadalupe House

The Guadalupe House is a low-cost home designed for the harsh desert climate of the Valley of the Sun, and reflects the unique culture of the Latino and Yaqui communities of Guadalupe. It is a multi-generational house, designed to be expanded over time and accommodate several generations living in one household. With a passive solar design, photovoltaic panels, water-cooled solar-powered air conditioning, and aerated concrete walls of Navajo FlexCrete, it requires minimal external energy to operate.

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.