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.

When it comes to furnishings, Daryl’s style is natural and eclectic. Wood tables and chairs are antique or recycled. “I haven’t refinished any of them,” she says. Upholstered pieces are custom-made with organic stuffings and coverings. Daryl has had the handwoven all-cotton rug in each of her houses. Living room, dining room, and kitchen comprise one open sixteen-by-twenty-foot room.
Photos By Laurie Dickson