The Hopkins' went around the entire house 5 times applying a mixture of dirt, sand, clay straw and a little lime for water resistance. Once again, the Hopkins reiterate their commitment to local and reclaimed practices.
Who'd have thought some careful planning and a large supply of elbow grease could birth quite the beauty? What's more is the home wields 5 southern-facing windows that provide passive solar heating. The sun is lower in the sky in the winter, thus shining straight into the Hopkins' living room but rises up again in the summer months keeping them comfy all year 'round.