Building With Awareness DVD (with booklet)

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Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home is an award-winning DVD video on building a straw bale solar home. Take a front-row seat to the entire process of building a green home with this winner of three Telly Awards. Designer and builder Ted Owens takes you step-by-step through the construction of his Corrales, New Mexico home built from straw bale, adobe and other natural, locally aquired resources. Without compromising on beauty, quality or comfort, this solar-powered home is completely off-grid and self-sustaining for a harmonious and sustainable living environment. Includes a handy reference booklet. 2 hours, 42 minutes. USA.

DVD Includes:
  • Nearly three hours of green home building tips
  • 15-minute slide show of construction details
  • 8-page booklet of technical specs and floor plan
  • Second audio track with additional design and construction commentary


42 minutes.


Ted Owens is a designer and filmmaker who is able to merge energy-efficiency and sustainability with sound aesthetic principles. Even as a teen Ted was interested in solar and wind power, becoming a sailplane pilot and an ocean sailor. He is now president and co-founder of his own sustainable technology company and resides in the beautifully crafted "hybrid" home documented in this program.