The Art of Home: Straw-Bale Building in Colorado

A couple builds an artistic, nature-inspired dream home with the help of their community – and without a construction loan.

The thick, hands-on nature of earthen plaster allows for custom molding. In the bedroom, Rick and Naomi created deep windowsills and an embellished “truth window” where visitors can see the straw bales inside the walls.
Photo By Paul Weinrauch