A Straw Bale Home: Small, Secondhand & Spectacular

An Idaho couple's salvage savvy gives this snug straw bale home its character.

Hand-poured concrete countertops create a clean, modern look that contrasts with the gentle curves of the straw-bale walls. Oiled wheat-board cabinets; a salvadged faucet, sink and metal ceiling; and artistic CFL pendants make the room both sleek and earthy.