The Tallest Little Straw Bale in Texas: An Eco-Friendly House With an Organic Atmosphere

A couple of empty nesters throw caution to the wind by building a three-story straw bale house on the banks of Lake Travis.

The home of Joanne and Ken Long lies close to Lake Travis in central Texas. Their backyard stair-steps down, with limestone terracing, to the water’s edge. The couple worked hard to understand the energy and layout of their property before even beginning to build this house.