Pleasant day at Pleasant Hill

I got to take a field trip for my Ecological Architecture class to Shaker Village at Peasant Hill. It is an inspiring place-those Shakers really had the simple living thing down. I appreciate the symmetry of the buildings:

Unless they are asymmetrical:

These gravity-defying, self-supported stairs made me dizzy:

I love the baskets and wooden tubs in the wash house:

There are lots of fiber-y artifacts around:

I saw many ideas I'd like to incorporate into my next design project-a micro house. This is my favorite:

Walk in closet with a window-so smart.