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New Strawbale Home, The Paperback – September 1, 2009

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BUILDINGWITH BALES has begun to enter the mainstream, yet many people still wonder, "What does a strawbale house look like?" The New Strawbale Home provides the answer, which is truly "anything you want!" Innovative architects and owner/builders are reinventing this century-old technology to create thick-walled modern houses of surpassing beauty.

Their initial choice often stems from the desire to build an ecological and healthy home, and the result also saves on energy bills and encourages personal creativity. The New Strawbale Home compiles floor plansand images from forty cutting-edge homes across North America, from California to Quebec, New Mexico to New England. It showcases a spectrum of regional styles and personal aesthetic choices, including urban homes that enhance their neighborhoods, home office solutions, family havens, country homes and hideaways.

This practical book also discusses varying climate considerations and essential design details for problem-free construction and low maintenance. Included is information on budget matters, code compliance, siting and energy efficiency, structural systems, and finishing touches. The New Strawbale Home also offers valuable insights and hindsights of architects, contractors, and owner/ builders, plus an extensive resource section.

Author and photographer Catherine Wanek organized the building of a strawbale greenhouse in 1992 and has been an advocate ever since. She produced and directed the Building with Straw video series and spent five years publishing and editing The Last Straw Journal. The coauthor of The Art of Natural Building, she lives in Kingston, New Mexico.

About the Author

Author and photographer Catherine Wanek organized the building of a straw bale greenhouse in 1992 and has been an advocate for straw bale construction ever since. She produced and directed the Building with Straw video series, and spent nearly five years publishing and editing The Last Straw Journal. Her first book, The Art of Natural Building, was published in 2002. Wanek lives in Kingston, New Mexico

Product details

  • Item Weight : 2.15 pounds
  • Paperback : 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1423606574
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1423606574
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith (September 1, 2009)
  • Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.53 x 10.75 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 17 ratings