This 1,200-square-foot house near Healdsburg is built with straw-bale technology. Straw both acts as an excellent insulator and reduces the amount of wood used in construction.
Also in Healdsburg, this weekend home is made primarily of Agriboard, a structural insulated panel made from oriented strand board and a compressed agricultural fiber core.
A prefab in-law unit for an 87-year-old sits on a verdant site in Sonoma. A 1,600-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath Connect 5 model offered the best fit for her needs.
Two linked 1,000-square-foot glass structures make up this stunning Sonoma house. One contains the living spaces in an open-plan formation, and the other holds the bedrooms and a studio.
David Easton, a pioneer in the field of rammed-earth construction, developed sturdy blocks made from recycled and waste material and then used them to build a house for himself and his wife in Napa.
This angular Napa home, made of redwood, glass, concrete, and stainless steel, was designed by Jack Hillmer in the 1950s, and carefully updated by Metropolitan Architectural Practice.