A Fine Nest: Sustainable Housing in Iowa

A green building pioneer’s straw-clay home proves life-changing for its creator and life-giving to its residents.

Caree, who adores “anything Japanese,” fell in love with the home’s sliding shoji screens, coir rugs coiled to look like tatami mats, and rice paper lamps, details that dovetail perfectly with the post-and-beam construction.
Photography By Povy Kendal Atchison