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.

Rick and Naomi Maddux wanted to design an unconventional home. Using standing-dead trees on their property for posts and beams and salvaged furnishings, the two created a quirky, unique home filled with rescued furniture and Rick’s handmade woodwork—brightly painted by Naomi.
Photo By Paul Weinrauch