The beginning stages of construction on our custom 1,100 sq. ft. passive solar straw bale hybrid home in El Rito, New Mexico. It has a straw bale shell, with a cob sun room tromb wall, adobe and light-straw clay interior walls. View the accompanying gallery "straw bale home detailing" for a view of the final stages of the house with interior finishing with many one-of-a-kind touches. For a detailed breakdown of the sustainable aspects to the build, visit the Sustainable Lives link.