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Hopi Nation Straw Bale Home



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

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14%

17%

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14%

(This house reported 29 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To provide a replicable model from which other tribal members can learn, while providing housing for one family.
Hopi Nation Straw Bale

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Hotevilla, Arizona
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2005
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - grid electric
  • Layout: Single-Family; 2 bedroom; No garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 1320
  • Sales Market: Low-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 60.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Nathaniel Corum, Design Director, Rose Architectural Fellow
Red Feather Development Group
- Developer

Website:
Phone: 406-585-7188
Fax: 406-585-7187
Email: info@redfeather.org

Note
Red Feather, a nonprofit, educates and empowers American Indian nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within reservation communities by teaching affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

As part of Red Feather's Elder Housing Initiative, this home is the first replicable-model, straw bale home constructed on the Hopi Reservation. Straw bale construction, especially when built with a frost-protected shallow foundation, is an affordable and energy-efficient housing solution. The home was constructed with community involvement, transferring straw bale construction skills to tribal members. This home also demonstrates efficient layout in a small footprint, the use of low-impact products (on both health and environment), and barrier-free design.

Learn more about straw bale construction and notable Red Feather projects by contacting Red Feather (406-585-7188 or info@redfeather.org) and reading Building a Straw Bale House: The Red Feather Construction Handbook, By Nathaniel Corum (Princeton Architectural Press, 2005).

Community Building Team

Constructing Straw Bale Walls

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