Simply Perfect: A Straw Bale Home in Wilmington, Vermont

This straw bale home—built with innovative green architectural design—fulfills this family's dreams of a serene and sustainable lifestyle in wintry Vermont.

In the morning, Dale cooks breakfast and Michele makes school lunches in the open kitchen. The glass-block island provides the main work space as well as a place for the family to eat.
Michael Shopenn and Meghann Decker