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.

Soapstone makes a sensuous, durable countertop and sink. Dale built the cabinets from ash grown in nearby Jacksonville, Vermont. The drawer pulls were fashioned out of rocks from the driveway.
Michael Shopenn and Meghann Decker