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Penn and Andra’s Cabin

 Penn and Andra started building their cabin in September of 2002. It’s a load-bearing strawbale structure built on top of an insulated gravel-trench-and-earthbag foundation. (No concrete!) The interior living space is 10 feet by 13 feet, with a 6 foot by ten foot sleeping loft.
They decided not to put any windows on the “first floor” and instead have four doors — one on the east, one on the west, and the two pictured here on the south. The two glass doors on the south should give them plenty of sunlight during the winter so as to provide some passive solar heat.

Let’s head west on the path to Tamar’s Cabin.