The Gnome Home is a tiny natural dwelling in the Oregon woods at Aprovecho. It’s the first natural building I have designed and built, along with my partner Bradley. It took about 4 months to complete; however, this was also in between classes, so it could have been a little quicker! Nonetheless it was an amazing and empowering experience. The frame of the structure was made using down trees found in the forest, light straw clay insulated walls and floor, clay plaster exterior and interior, salvage wood door and windows, dimensional wood sustainably harvested and processed on site, and hand built furniture. Today, it is used to house work traders aka gnomes. Because I have covered these techniques, such as light straw clay before, this post is going to be more of a gallery with captions. Enjoy!