The homes were constructed with sandstone, limestone blocks, and chunks of basalt set with a clay-based mortar. They ranged from single-story one family dwellings to multi-level high rises with over 100 rooms in each. These sturdy structures have withstood the test of time throughout all the vandalism and unpredictable weather for over 700 years. Surrounding the homes are a couple of circular formations. One of the structures was a community room where the people gathered from time to time. The other circular structure was a ceremonial ball court. Many believe this also served as a watering hole when their water supply had become scarce. Wupatki was full of life until the surrounding lands made it impossible to survive.