Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home and school in the desert from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. He began visiting Phoenix in 1932 consulting on the Arizona Biltmore. He was nearly broke.
He bought acreage in the hills in Scottsdale. (a good guess is $2.50 per acre) He opened a school where architects could apprentice. Together, they built Taliesin West as a way to learn design and practical building at the cheapest cost.
It is a marvelous place to tour (and a paid tour is the only way to see it). Tours are guided and there is a wide variety of types. I took an evening tour.
If you love everything Frank Lloyd Wright, this is a must see place to soak it in! Tours can be from 1-3 hours and I think there are many discoveries around every corner.