A true natural builder before “natural building” hit the scene, SunRay Kelley is a legend. His large Tolkien-esque buildings, like living organisms rising up out of the earth, have appeared around the country during the past 30 years. The temple at the popular Harbin Hot Springs resort was built by SunRay.
SunRay comes from a logging family in the Pacific Northwest and calls the woods “God’s Hardware Store” where he goes “shopping” for inspiration.
On the smaller scale, he has built at least eight 12′-diameter yurts and is hosting interns from April through June build another one this summer.
Be sure to check out more photos of this dome.
Many thanks to Lloyd Kahn for sending me his most recent book, Builders of the Pacific Coast, where SunRay is featured along with many other builders. Now I have several hours of browsing these whimsical designs ahead of me.