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Some "Alternative" Architecture

jim and deanne healy Jim and Deanne Healy
In the program "Designing Idaho," we featured two different structures built by non-architects. One is a tree house perched among three large trees alongside Lake Pend Oreille, near Sandpoint. Jim and Deanne Healy designed this playful and completely original structure as a second home

mike and chris patano
Joe & Sheila Leonard and son John

The other example of "alternative" architecture is an earth and straw house, designed and built by Joe Leonard and his wife Sheila and son John. This elegant home along the Snake River near Bliss, Idaho, is incredibly energy efficient and also inexpensive to build.

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