Happily Ever After: A Romantic Straw Bale Home

A couple hand-builds a romantic, enduring straw bale home in a quiet mountain town. Then the story takes a surprising twist.

Native Coloradoan Bradley Bartels says he and wife Emmanuelle Vital chose to settle in Walden because it was affordable and down to earth. The material they selected for their first home, straw bale, offered similar attributes.
Photo By Joe Coca