The Living Sanctuary

Paonia house

Paonia, CO

In this project, it was critical for the homeowners to create a sanctuary that nurtured their health due to high chemical sensitivity and past cancer diagnosis.  The EcoNest’s simple design was the perfect choice for their needs.  One of the many special features of this home is the use of Shoji Screen to create a unique natural lighting ambiance.  Solar panels and the masonry heater add to the renewable energy efficiency of this handcrafted home.

*CLICK HERE for an article written by the homeowner on information about the benefits of building a clay/straw home

 

*CLICK HERE for the homeowner’s testimonial for choosing an EcoNest design and certified builder

 

   Technologies:

  • Clay/Straw Walls
  • Natural Plaster
  • Solar Panels
  • Adobe Earth Block
  • Shoji Screen
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Timber Framing
  • Masonry Heater

Paonia

 

Paonia house

 

Paonia window

 

fascia detail

 

Paonia soffit

 


Paonia Timber frame

 

Paonia Straw clay framing

 

Paonia Timber frame

 

 

pine beetle soffit detail

shoji paonia

 

paonia adobe

 

Interior timber frame

 

Scribe detail