Chrysalis Farm

Company Description

Chrysalis Farm   Homeowner
We considered a wide variety of alternative building styles, including a passive-solar envelope home, an earth-rammed tire home (‘Earth Ships’), a home made of structural-insulated-panels, an earth-bermed home, a super-insulated passive-solar form of conventional construction, and a straw-bale home. Given the proximity of straw to our building site, coupled with the “Old World European” look that is accomplished with the wide window-wells and rough stucco exterior, we decided to build a straw-bale/post-and-beam hybrid.