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10 Years of Living Wisely, Living Well

Our favorite houses and gardens of the past decade are inspiring, beautiful and a lot of fun.
By Natural Home Staff
May/June 2009
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Natural Home's premier issue featured a straw bale home in New Mexico. Read about this home:
Photography By Robert Reck

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Over the past 10 years, Natural Home has featured homes made of straw bale, rammed earth and clay—from tiny, handmade cottages to exquisite, expensive mansions. We've introduced readers to new building methods, such as structural insulated panels, and innovations including geothermal heating and cooling systems. These are just a few of our favorite houses and gardens—and yours.

House of the Decade

Hobbit House 

Readers' Choice Homes

Sweet Home Alabama 

Casa Neverlandia 

Raising the Barn 

Editors' Choice Homes

Yankee Ingenuity 

Southern Comfort 

Ranch House Revival 

Honorable Mentions Homes

Long House on the Prairie 

Deep Roots, Strong Branches 

Bayou Beauty 

Garden of the Decade

Pasadena Paradise 

Readers' Choice Gardens

He's Got the Dirt 

Simply Lush 

Editors' Choice Gardens

Serenity in Bloom 

A Garden Full of Secrets 

Water-Wise Oasis

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