This straw-bale cabin is an eco-friendly modern marvel

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Perched 3,600-feet high atop the remote edge of the Tahoe National Forest in Nevado County, California, an eco-friendly cabin is the perfect weekend getaway for a busy city-dwelling family. Designed by Arkin Tilt Architects, a firm that focuses on energy and resource efficient homes, the Chalk Bluff Cabin is partially built using straw-bales, which is a sustainable construction alternate to lumber. You can read more about the Chalk Bluff Cabin here.