Northern Cheyenne Nation | Straw Bale Homes

Working with Northern Cheyenne tribal members, Red Feather Development Group (RFDG) a has developed a cooperative design/build. The homes are designed in collaboration with low-income first-time home owners and built through donations and volunteer efforts.

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.