Kiva Style: Former Tipi Residents Build a Rammed-Earth Home

Working with earth, wood, glass and crystals, Tom and Flame Lutes have created a truly sacred space in the Colorado high country.

For about fifteen years Tom and Flame had been carrying around a burled piece of redwood that they'd found in Northern California, simply because they liked the shape of it. When it came time to find a support for the breakfast bar, they slid the redwood underneath, and it fit like a glove. "It required no cutting at all," Tom marvels.
Photo By Laurie Dickson