Shelter and Serenity: A Straw Bale Home in Virginia

A snug straw bale home abutting the foothills northwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, provides protection from the heat, light, cold, and humidity as well as a peaceful haven for its owner-builders.

A favorite mini-view is the narrow casement window in the southeast bedroom, which catches the first morning sunlight and throws the bright shaft onto the opposite wall. Next to
Photo By Philip Beaurline