Outdoor, Boulders, Trees, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Metal Patio, Porch, Deck, and Desert The Blue Sky prototype house leads a second life as desert getaway for David McAdam and his partner Scott Smith.  Photo 6 of 11 in 10 Prefabricated Homes That Will Catch Your Eye from Small “Hybrid Prefab” Home in the Desert

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The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park. Nestled amid piñon and juniper trees and outcroppings of boulders, the house’s six steel columns permit a seasonal stream to run underneath it. The clever steel frame allows the house to float above the wilderness—a concession to the lightness on the land that its owner, architects, and engineers so clearly wanted.