Friday, April 15, 2011

A Straw Bale Home



The last two posts have been on The Black Range Lodge,
now let's look at this straw bale home
 constructed by Catherine Wanek in Kingston, New Mexico.



This is a beautiful, inviting, and cozy home
 built a few years ago out of straw bales.

Be sure to check out Catherine's web site strawbalecentral.com,
and her book The New Strawbale Home.


As you enter the home the first thing you see
 is the faux bamboo behind the wood stove.

Well not really, 
the bamboo is juniper branches covered in mud 
and molded to look like bamboo.

This work in progress has yet to be painted, 
but you can see some color samples in place.

It just shows what you can do with clay plaster.


The walls are plastered in clay by the amazing Carole Crews
 who you may remember from my post on her:

This is also the title of her new book
 which you can find out more about by clicking here.


Carole has done plastering workshops at the Black Range Lodge.

It is hard to believe that this beautiful wall is a clay plaster.

Next time we will take a look around Kingston.

You can see all my posts on Kingston 
by clicking on Building In Kingston New Mexico
 under Labels on the right side bar.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ches: I'd love to get in touch with you about The Year of Mud's two natural building workshops in 2012 -- Straw Bale Building and Timber Framing. Can we get in touch?

    Keep up the great work here!

    - ziggy

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