Decor, including the front door, for the straw bale house came from local antique stores.
A spiral staircase leads up to the main floor.
It’s above and beyond what our code requires as far as insulation.
— County Building Official Jeff Morrow
Straw Bale House
• Owner: Susan Leopold
• Where: Near Linden
• House: Made using straw bales as insulation with a lime, sand and clay stucco; solar panels; two stories; about 3,000 square feet.
• Rooms: Four bedrooms and three baths.
• Construction cost: About $200,000
• Built: 2009-12.
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