The family vacation was planned for this month and we were going to San Francisco. The year before we had gone to Santa Fe, New Mexico with my brother and sister and absolutely fell in love with it, so when Tony invited us to Santa Fe to see a straw-bale house he was building it was a no brainer. And then when we saw it, we were sold. The feel and look was exactly what we wanted in a home. Tony looked over the plans for the first house we had designed and said that it had a lot of corners – which means a lot of money. And that flat roofs were not a great idea when it came to straw-bales. It was possible, but he did not recommend it. So sitting in Bandelier National Monument we designed house number two.
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