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Straw Bale Style

#1/10:

To each their own

#1/10:

To each their own

After months of intensive planning and labor, Brittany and Russ Hopkins completed their perfect straw bale home. "I laugh a little though," Brittany said, "because Russ and I have two very different styles."
#2/10:

Earthy and chic

#2/10:

Earthy and chic

"I lean more toward earthy, shabby and unique," Brittany said...
#3/10:

His take

#3/10:

His take

..."but Russ leans more industrial," Brittany said.
#5/10:

Functional floor plan

#5/10:

Functional floor plan

"At 1,200-square feet, the floor plan works great for entertaining," Brittany said. "Guests can sit at the bar..."
#7/10:

Room for guests

#7/10:

Room for guests

"...or anywhere, really," Brittany concluded. The Hopkins' home has room for all, even Eva, their beautiful Border Collie.
#8/10:

Special concerns

#8/10:

Special concerns

"One minor con is that we've got to be aware of our walls more so than a 'regular' home," Brittany explained. "We can't just put holes in the wall anywhere."
#9/10:

Quiet and cozy

#9/10:

Quiet and cozy

"We highly recommend living in a straw bale home," Brittany said. "Everyone is always so stunned by how quiet and 'organic' it feels."
#10/10:

Local and reclaimed

#10/10:

Local and reclaimed

"Our interior doors are all reclaimed as well," Brittany said. "I sanded them a bit here and there to pull out the colors from previous layers of paint."
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