My Dream House

I May not ever build this for myself, but this is the best house anyone could have. It is made of straw bales,paper,glass, and small amount of metal. It will require little artificial heat and light, can be off the grid and store its own water.

The important architectural element is the catenary--seldom used since the days of Gaudi--which makes the house self supporting in a way no other house is. Such a house can be built for less than the cost of a mobile home with none of the problems of those monstrosities. No tornado will damage it in the finished state.

Here is a sketch: