H and H Straw Bale Home

Taos, New Mexico –  Edge ArchitectsThe Salamander Co. LLC

Site area:     Acreage
Built area:     2,200 sq. ft.  (204 m2)
Year built:     2012

Add a foothill location a little south of Taos with sweeping valley views, beautiful sunsets, an architect who has been designing sustainable homes since 1994 and a builder who has specialised in straw-bale homes for more than 15 years and you get this result…

Straw-bale and adobe brick in the New mexico desert...
Straw-bale and adobe brick in the New mexico desert…

The home uses locally made adobe, bricks, straw bales and sustainably grown Douglas Fir to deliver this lovely home. The Pueblo style sits comfortably in the desert environment while the building system ensures year round, 24 hours a day comfort.

The builder:

By using regionally produced materials from straw bales and adobe bricks, to small scale forested Douglas Fir we are able to strike a healthy balance between sustainable building materials and mainstream building products.

 

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