The Last Straw: A Straw Bale Home Built With Native American Wisdom

Solar energy and natural materials make this artist's home an inspired hideaway.

The utilitarian corrugated-steel roof rests atop ­recycled-wood trusses and stucco walls, whose interior consists of stacked-and-sewn straw bales, opposite below—all materials that starkly contrast with the richness of the Turkish kilim, here.
Photo By Robert Reck