Straw Bale House on the Prairie

Jane Koger designed her home in the Flint Hills of Kansas using a number of sustainable strategies, from building with salvaged lumber and limestone to insulating with bales of native Indiangrass.

Hybrid House By Catherine Wanek
“The Hybrid House” showcases real people who have used a combination of design strategies to reduce their home energy use — sometimes by as much as 90 percent!
COVER: GIBBS SMITH