Casa Natura: Building a Family-friendly Home

Following centuries-old building techniques using timber frame, straw, clay and earth, a mother designs a home for herself and her daughter that’s healthy, ecologically sensitive and naturally nurturing.

Some interior walls are unfinished adobe brick, like this partial one, which makes a cozy nook to house the woodstove. Adobe acts as thermal mass, storing heat from the stove and releasing it after the fire burns out.
Photos By Laurie Dickson