A Breath of Fresh Air: Natural Materials Help Create a New Mexico Home

A husband-wife designer-builder team relies on natural materials and a tradition of craftsmanship to create their healthy New Mexico home.

Earthen floors, traditionally created from ox blood and clay soils, are a New Mexico tradition. Paula and Robert’s vegetarian version is finished with several layers of Livos oils and a final topping of beeswax. “Walking barefoot on an earthen floor is like walking on fine leather—a very sensuous experience,” Paula says.
Photo By Laurie Dickson