This sustainably-built sport ranch brings an Olympian snowboarder peace.

This sustainably-built sport ranch brings an Olympian snowboarder peace.

After living in a tipi on his 42 acres for a year, Thedo Remmelink wanted an east-facing entrance and rounded corners on the home he built. Builder John Randolph used local wood and stone and straw bales from the nearby San Luis Valley to implement architect Todd Young’s design.

Architect: Todd Young, (970) 846-6019; toddeyoung@hotmail.com
Structural Engineer: Steve Moore, Steamboat Engineering and Architectural Design, (970) 871-9101; steve@seadinc.com
Builder: John Randolph, (970) 819-0599; dmr58@hotmail.com
Landscaping: Thedo Remmelink

House Size (square feet): 2,400
Bedrooms: 3 plus sleeping loft
Bathroom: 2 1⁄2
Cost per Square Foot: $250

More at the source: Mother Earth Living
Thanks to Carroll for this tip.


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Zen Ranch: A Colorado Straw Bale Home — 1 Comment

  1. There are now probably a few hundred strawbale houses of this caliber. Our focus here is on affordable natural homes and so usually we don’t cover houses like this, but it’s good to remind readers once in a while what’s possible and that natural building isn’t just a bunch of crude shacks up in the hills.

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