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Straw Home Tour 2013: Participating Homes


Each home...

is unique.

Each home...

has evolved into its own character and personality.

Each home...

is constructed of natural materials which are healthier to our planet and to the people these homes shelter.

Each home...

will embody less carbon over its life with efficient heating and cooling.

Each home...

is a statement of the respect the creators and inhabitants have of our Mother Earth.


# 1 Creek View Cottage....

is a charming  home that grew from using many reclaimed materials in artistic ways to create an Earth friendly dwelling that is cozy and delightful. A beautiful fresco adorns an exterior wall.

#2 The Girls' Place....

has thoughtful design of home and site that produces a comfortable Western style home. Light flows through open areas that invites you to follow through creative spaces and relish the beauty. 

#3 Wild Grace Farm....

is not built of bales but straw mixed with clay (Straw Clay) filling in a timberframe structure. It is a glorious combination of wood, straw and earth on an incredible site overlooking our Yuba River.

#4 Rockin Acres....

is home to an Earth-respectful family who lives off the grid in a lovely rural setting where they live with the land...not on it.  Their home and life style reflects their love and respect of the natural world.

#5 Fogles' Forthcoming Nest....

is developing into a handsome country home. It is still under construction so the straw bale heart is open for us to see.

#6 Tumbling Creek Farm....

is a working farm that primarily produces mushrooms for our local markets so this efficient home is well suited to a busy couple. There is a preheating water system built as part of the home.

#7 Red Dirt Lodge....

is evolving as a designer's elegant dream home. It is a delight to enter through the front door and step into the splendid space of this tasteful home.


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