What: Cabin on Gull Lake in Washburn County, Wis.
Valdes will be teaching a Compleat Scholar class on "More Home, Less House: Back to Basics Green Design" in November at the University of Minnesota. Register at www.cce.umn.edu/scholars
Contractors: Nick Allen, Hand Made Homes, and David Tworek, Tworek Construction, Spooner, Wis.
Size: 1,700 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Cost: About $220 per square foot.
Online: To see a photo gallery, go to www.startribune.com/homes.
The Home of the Month appears in the Sunday Homes section. The program, a partnership between the Star Tribune and the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects, features architect-designed houses selected by a jury of experts. The houses represent a range of prices, styles and locations.