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Serious Straw Bale: A Home Construction Guide for All Climates (Real Goods Solar Living Book) Paperback – December 24, 2000
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"Lacinski and Bergeron are strikingly thorough and forthright in presenting what it takes to make straw bale work in the toughest of climates."--Peter Yost, Senior Editor, Environmental Building News
About the Author
Paul Lacinski is a partner in Green Space Collaborative, an environmental consulting firm offering integrated project management and innovative design services. He lives in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
Architect Michel Bergeron is a founding member of Quebec's legendary ecological design-build firm, Archibio. He is an author, designer, and builder. He lives in Montreal.
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Title of book is really correct! This book is serious about building straw bale house - anyplace and from many construction approaches!
The thing that I like about it is explained in this example...
*other books that I read give you instruction just to build this that way and it will work...
*Authors of Serious Straw Bale tell you that you may build this that way and that it will probbaly work... BUT in the same time they let you aware of MANY detailes that might make that not working... PLUS a few ideas of how else you can achieve this.
Do you have questions about Straw bale buildings?
Can pests live in a straw wall? Can I build it safe if I live in wet, windy and cold location? And how about earthquakes?... I found answers to them (from real buildings and experience of many ownes)
Topics explained are written from actual experience and thoroughly thought up. Authors also give more than one solution to same problem - each with its own strong and weak points. Writing is engeneerly systematic and detailed, but very easy to read and understand.
I honestly reccomend it