House of straw in the woods.
Gary Zuker, computer system analyst at the University of Texas at Austin, built this house of straw and clay in Lago Vista outside Austin, Texas as a getaway home twenty years ago.  Mr. Zuker used simple materials such as straw, clay, stone, timber and copper to build the 900-square foot home.  Much of the material was reclaimed from demolition sites or left over from other construction. Saturday June 27, 2009.

Photo by Erich Schlegel, Freelance