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The Straw Bale House is a guide to inexpensive home building with this unique and eloquent technique that is clean, lightweight, energy efficient, cheap and even earth-quake resistant.

While many sustainable books just mention straw bale, it is sometimes enough to spark the human imagination into the far more elaborate, artistic opportunities that this distinct building form has to offer.

Children playing in the barn always get the idea of building forts, staircases and so on, but people like the authors, have taken this one step beyond childhood and into the realm of earth-friendly construction, with not only the knowledge, but also the experience from actually going out there and doing-it-themselves.

From thermodynamic efficiency, low labor costs, low material costs, to being environmentally friendly with highly renewable building materials, straw bale is making a comeback in todays world of self-reliance.

Dealing with insurers, building codes, diagrams and simple instructions for both the experienced and novice builders alike, with insightful knowledge into this comprehensive and intellectually delightful art.

This 336-page paperback, was written by Athena Swentzell Steen, Bill Steen and David Bainbridge, first published by Chelsea Green in Dec. of 94 and measuring 9.8 x 8 x 0.9, ships at 1.8 pounds.

For a relaxing and more comfortable home that is also pleasing to the eye, cheap, made from renewable materials, for a more self-reliant and sustainable world, The Straw Bale House written by the founders of the Canelo Project, is a book that makes sense for those looking to build a better tomorrow.




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Posted in Books by admin on January 23, 2008.

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