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Though this custom home is stick-built (as opposed to straw bale or rammed earth) it is still considered a green home because it has been engineered with advanced framing in mind. Simple things like increasing stud spacing, three stud corners, properly sized headers and more are combined to reduce the overall amount of resources used to construct this contemporary craftsman style home.

Semmes has finessed this large tree limb into the entry as a feature in this unique straw bale home.  Collaborating with the homeowner and architect, Paul Poirier and Associates, this creative vision is on it’s way to becoming a reality.

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