A welcome from Heidi's straw bale, cob and earthbag home in Finland



Doors and windows are always important for ornament because they are connections between the elements of the building and the life around them. This door was designed and made by artist and natural builder Heidi to welcome people to her straw bale, cob and earthbag cottage in Finland. Making a door welcoming in this way is one of the patterns (No. 249, Ornament) from the architectural book, 'A Pattern Language'. Heidi's cottage is called 'Tree of Life' and the door panel reflects the spirit of her cottage. You can see more of Heidi's beautiful work on Etsy.