November 17, 2013

It's Made of Straw...

...but the big bad wolf can't blow this house down!

We visited a few sites on the Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour in West Virginia. I was particularly interested in seeing this cottage at Taproot Farm because it was mostly made of straw bales and clay.

It's near Capon Bridge, a small town we've visited before when we went to see Fort Edwards. The cottage is used as an art studio and meditation center. It's big enough to be used as a home by one person, or two if they like to be close.

The inside is cozy and it reminded me of a kiva, or perhaps the sort of cottage that my ancestors lived in many generations ago.

Ceiling and Skylight


13 comments:

  1. I like it tremendously... both inside and out.

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  2. What a neat place. Very attractively unusual.

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  3. The cottage is really cute, I like the shape! Have a happy week!

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  4. Cool cottage! You share such interesting places!

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  5. Cute design. I like the uniqueness and unusualness of the design.

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  6. I like it! Looks cozy and definitely unlike any other I've seen.

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  7. Cool, I've often thought if I ever built a house I'd try that...

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  8. very beautiful indeed. A great series ;-)

    All the best from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  9. Bela casa...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  10. Wow, you would think by now it would have rotted or something. I have never seen a house of hey, hay, hay.

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