Dubois County natives Tammy Hoffman-Taylor and Ashley Verkamp live in an octagonal straw-bale home they built themselves in Perry County. "It's satisfying building your home," Hoffman-Taylor said. "It was a lot of love and labor."
Herald Photos by Traci Westcott
Josie lays by the wood stove which is used in colder months to heat the home. "I wanted to make it energy efficient, sustainable and earthy," Hoffman-Taylor said. "But I wanted to make it something that any person could walk in and say you know, I could live there."
The "truth window" is located in the living room. The window showcases the straw-bales used to insulate their home. Approximately 175 straw-bales from a local farmer were used to insulate their 1800-square-foot home.