This straw building was designed for uses as a retreat facility. Each room has privacy as well as access from the outside. Built in a climate that is hot in the summer and cold in winter, the bale building performs very well, reducing the need for heat and eliminating the need for air conditioning. The depth created in the straw bale walls allowed for intricate designs around each window and door. The window trims for this project were hand made, on-site with traditional Tibetan patterns and colors.