It is official: my dad started his journey from NC to NM this morning to begin construction on the straw bale house. He set off for the 3-4 day drive in our ancient-if-not-so-fuel-efficient ’92 Volvo 240 full of belongings and our two dogs. My poor mom is going to be lonely for the next few months (though she will probably miss the dogs the most…). So be on the lookout for updates on the construction progress over the next few weeks and months. And check the straw bale archive to learn about his designs and software.