Inspired by the experience of temporarily living in a straw-bale farmhouse, this home is a noticeable artistic enclave. The owners did the majority of the construction themselves, taking about a year, including the painstaking task of wiring and precisely creating each straw bale to fit seamlessly between the interior and exterior walls.
The overall energy efficiency and durability of the home is reflected by the use of alternative heating – in the form of passive solar power – provided by solar panels on the roof and the garage. The home décor is eclectic and intriguing all at once. Both homeowners are visual and textile artists, which is evident particularly when one looks out the south-facing windows and notes the whimsical sculpted creatures beckoning you to join them outside. Worth noting are the intriguing light fixtures created by a local sculptor from discarded items, the couples collection of tea cups and a large print of a creatures since lost from this world.