The Straw House
Waterford, Southern Ireland, a couple build an eco-friendly home using straw bale building techiniques.
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When they moved back to Ireland from San Francisco, the Murphys picked out a beautiful spot in the south of the country where they could put their newfound knowledge of straw bale building to the test and build their eco-friendly dream house.
Two years down the line, and with two mischievous 15-month-old twins in tow, Linda Murphy says it’s the perfect place to raise a family. Though it might not be high-tech, as far as she’s concerned it’s the house of the future.
Designer Shannon Wang came up with a plan to update this vintage home on a tight budget.
A cute bungalow gets its interior colors toned down and its backyard revamped.
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