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.

Glass doors open onto a 1,400-square-foot Trex deck, which ­greatly expands the Luteses’ living and entertaining area. Tom and Flame spend a lot of time basking in the Colorado sunshine, taking in mountain and pine forest views, and listening to the birds. “So much of what we need to live our lives is outside,” Tom says.
Photo By Laurie Dickson