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Hopi woman thrilled with new home made of straw

A 60-year-old Hopi woman and her family finally have a new home thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit group that has brought affordable housing to reservations across the country.

Mary Tenakhongva hasn't had a place of her own since the 1980s, when her sister's house burned down. Most recently, she was living with her daughter and grandson in a home that didn't have water or electricity.

Thanks to the Red Feather Development Group, she now has a new home made of straw. She obtained a loan to help build the 1,000-square-foot structure, which cost about $55,000.

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House made of straw model for Hopi village (The Arizona Republic 5/6)

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