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Product Details

  • Series: Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series (Book 7)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865715181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865715189
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, consulting on many more. They have taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, and are authors of one of the first straw bale how-to books, Straw Bale Building (New Society, Publishers, 2000) which has sold 20,000 copies. Chris Magwood has been editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, since 2001. He is also the coauthor of Straw Bale Details. Chris Magwood and Peter Mack are professional straw bale builders and consultants who have constructed over 40 straw bale buildings, consulting on many more. They have taught workshops and seminars across the continent and overseas, and are authors of one of the first straw bale how-to books, Straw Bale Building (New Society, Publishers, 2000) which has sold 20,000 copies. Chris Magwood has been editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly devoted to straw-bale building, since 2001. He is also the coauthor of Straw Bale Details.

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This book is detailed enough to actually build a house using this information.
L. Taylor
I was very impressed with the level of detail and thoroughness in how the authors explained about building with straw bales, the details, etc.
Demetrea
It is a nice blend of the glossy pics that are nice and the technical info that we need.
Nick Boersema

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By A. Burchfield on August 23, 2005
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I've gotten most of the strawbale books Amazon has, this is one of the better ones to own.

I'm still in the process of reading it but I've found this book to be a sort of textbook for the person interested in the idea of possibly building a strawbale home. Looks like everything imaginable is covered, from all sorts of building details and construction methods to dealing with financing and zoning issues.

I don't see it as providing all the information an uneducated, inexperienced builder would need but you will find out enough to get started or to know that you don't want any part of the idea. There were lots of little details and tips, extensive end chapter notes, even a lot of photographs. Most of these were black and white (a little too small and indistinct for me)but some were in color.

While it isn't all you need it is a book worthy of your attention and worth owning.
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Years ago straw bale building was considered a radical innovation: today it's developed into a major construction choice widely practiced in North America. Such homes are easy to build, very energy efficient, affordable and attractive - and over the years the specs and methods for building them have changed. That's why any considering straw bale home construction would do well to update their facts with More Straw Bale Building: A Complete Guide To Designing And Building With Straw by the expert team of Chris Magwood, Peter Mack and Tina Therrien. This rewrites the prior Straw Bale Building handbook, covering the entire process of building a bale structure from choosing bales and developing building plans to roofing, plumbing and code compliance.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Taylor on May 3, 2010
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This book is detailed enough to actually build a house using this information. I can say that, because we did it. The caveat is, however, you do have to know at least a little bit how a house goes together, or you need to hire someone who does. Knowing nothing, we hired an architect (who specialized in SB houses), and a framer for the post-beam and roof. The architect's drawings were clear enough for anyone to see how the house was to be put together. After that, we put up the straw-bales and plastered it - and this book was the most helpful all along the way.

This book has lots of photos, and explains the problems you might run into. It does spend a lot of time talking about methods, which is good, and gives pro-cons about important problems you'll meet. It's probably not going to be the last word on SB building (there's so much variety in method these days, and some people are so very sure that there method is the ONLY best method...), but this book should certainly be in the library of books you are gathering, if you are serious about building a SB house. DO get LOTS of different books, including this one, and videos on the subject, figure out what will work for you, figure out what's the most current, researched information, and go for it.

(Believe me, if we could do it, anyone can.)
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Nick Boersema on March 2, 2006
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I have been reading up on SB construction for quite some time now and this is by far the best book yet. It is a nice blend of the glossy pics that are nice and the technical info that we need. It is also nice to see Tina taking a bit of credit for a change. Congrats folks you have another great book out there.

Nick
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Demetrea on June 9, 2007
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I was very impressed with the level of detail and thoroughness in how the authors explained about building with straw bales, the details, etc. If you are considering alternative building materials with an eye on energy conservation and reducing your "footprint" on the planet, this is a must for your library and to use while planning your home design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emily Brooke Gannon on December 2, 2008
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This is the book I have been looking for. It is even more extensive then I had expected!
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By Kathleen Sanderson on December 20, 2014
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Good book, hope I can build a straw-bale house someday!
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By Atelby on January 21, 2014
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I have never used the book to build anything, but I really enjoyed the various projects and information that this book provides.
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