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.

Sitting gently on the land, the home’s roof mirrors the lines of serene Buck Mountain nearby. Stucco arches frame views from the protective west and north porches.
Photo By Philip Beaurline