Straw Bale Home / by Paul Weinrauch

A straw bale home in Colorado was one of coolest places I have ever photographed. 

My images were featured inMother Earth Living, Boulder County Home and Garden and in

Housing Reclaimed by Jessica Kellner a few years ago. I often think about the beauty of this home. If you want to learn more about this home check out the story at: For a more in-depth look at the home check out Housing Reclaimed on Amazon.

I enjoyed listening to the homeowners talk about their experiences building their house with reclaimed materials.

The exterior images (above and to the right) were a bit tricky. I thought it might be fun to show you the setup. To get these  images I needed to use a 16 foot ladder.

I have included a picture of my setup (below).


5d Mark II

24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Attached my tripod to the top of the ladder.

Radio triggering system (Pocket Wizards) with a remote camera cable from the ground.

The detail shots below are great examples of how much labor and love went into building this home.

Here are a few of the interiors of the straw bale home:

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