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The Straw Bale House

Author : Athena Swentzell Steen
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Many copies in stock but still heavy demand; only a few titles published on this subject. Very popular in rural WA too.

Building Your Straw Bale Home

Author : Brian Hodge
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This practical guide is written especially for the owner-builder and provides step-by-step instructions supported by diagrams and photographs. It covers the construction process from site preparation through to foundations, concrete slabs, strip footings and stumps. Special techniques for straw bale construction and the integration of these techniques with those of conventional house building are also covered, including floors, timber wall-frames, ceilings and roof framing. Advice is offered on plumbing and electrical work in a straw bale house.

House of Straw

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Small Strawbale

Author : Bill Steen
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A thorough guide to building with strawbale and other natural materials, thisuide includes an eclectic sampling of houses, studios, meditation spaces,utbuildings, and landscape walls.

The New Strawbale Home

Author : Catherine Wanek
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Presents floor plans and images of strawbale homes from around the country, discussing such topics as climate considerations, maintenance, budgeting, code compliance, energy efficiency, and structural systems.

Straw Bale Construction

Author : Ann Virginia Edminster
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Design of Straw Bale Buildings

Author : Bruce King
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A design manual for practicing professionals, this title draws on the collective experience of the most senior and respected figures in the rapidly-emerging field of straw bale construction.

More Straw Bale Building

Author : Chris Magwood
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A completely rewritten and updated edition of this straw building classic.

Serious Straw Bale

Author : Paul Lacinski
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In 1994, when Chelsea Green published The Straw Bale House, the response from many people was a loud, "Huh?!" Those days are gone. With more than 100,000 copies sold, and straw bale projects underway in most regions of North America, we've entered a new era. Even building-code officials and insurance companies now look favorably upon straw bale buildings, with their extraordinary energy efficiency and wise use of agricultural waste for construction materials. Bergeron and Lacinski's new book Serious Straw Bale is the first to look carefully at the specific design considerations critical to success with a straw bale building in more extreme climates-where seasonal changes in temperature, precipitation, and humidity create special stresses that builders must understand and address. The authors draw upon years of experience with natural materials and experimental techniques, and present a compelling rationale for building with straw-one of nature's most resilient, available, and affordable byproducts. For skeptics and true believers, this book will prove to be the latest word. Thorough explanations of how moisture and temperature affect buildings in seasonal climates, with descriptions of the unique capacities of straw and other natural materials to provide warmth, quiet, and comfort year-round. Comprehensive comparison of the two main approaches to straw bale construction: "Nebraska-style," where bales bear the weight of the roof, and framed structures, where bales provide insulation. Detailed advice-including many well-considered cautions-for contractors, owner-builders, and designers, following each stage of a bale-building process. This is a second-generation straw bale book, for those seeking serious information to meet serious challenges while adventuring in the most fun form of construction to come along in several centuries.

Straw Bale Building

Author : Chris Magwood
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Straw bale houses are easy to build, inexpensive, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and - most of all - can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, aesthetics, and budget. It's no wonder that straw bale houses are growing in popularity.In Straw Bale Building, professional bale builders Peter Mack and Chris Magwood lead the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues from how to find and choose bales; developing sound building plans; costs; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance and working with building inspectors; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.

Sustainable Compromises

Author : Alan Boye
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Living simply isn’t always simple. When Alan Boye first lived in sustainable housing, he was young, idealistic, and not much susceptible to compromise—until rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, and loneliness drove him out of the utilities-free yurt he’d built in New Mexico. Thirty-five years later, he decided to try again. This time, with an idealism tempered by experience and practical considerations, Boye and his wife constructed an off-the-grid, energy-efficient, straw bale house in Vermont. Sustainable Compromises chronicles these two remarkable attempts to live simply in two disparate American eras. Writing with hard-won authority and humor, Boye takes up the “how-to” practicalities of “building green,” from finances to nuts and bolts to strains on friends and family. With Walden as a historical and philosophical touchstone and his own experience as a practical guide, he also explores the ethical and environmental concerns that have framed such undertakings from Thoreau’s day to our own. A firsthand account of the pleasures and pitfalls of living simply, his book is a deeply informed and engaging reflection on what sustainability really means—in personal, communal, ethical, and environmental terms.

Building a Straw Bale House

Author : Nathaniel Corum
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For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group has built and repaired straw-bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the way, they created an architectural phenomenon. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy to follow, manual for would-be straw-bale builders.

The Beauty of Straw Bale Homes

Author : Athena Swentzell Steen
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Celebrates the aesthetic styles of straw bale dwellings with numerous color photographs, including both small and large homes and larger-scale institutional buildings. Includes an introductory essay by the authors noting the key lessons they have learned in years of building with bales.

Sedona Straw Bale a Photo Journal

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Straw Bale Building Details

Author : California Straw Building Association
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Written by leading practitioners, Straw Bale Building Details is the must-have illustrated guide to design and construction details for site-built straw bale buildings. Essential for avoiding costly mistakes, increasing construction efficiency and durability, and achieving desired energy performance goals.

Straw Bale Construction

Author : Kim Thompson
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Journey to a Straw Bale House

Author : F. Harlan Flint
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This tale is the author’s life ramble that led to the adventure of building a cabin in the northern New Mexico wilderness. The place, called Santa Rita by its founders, was the site of a tiny settlement built by Hispano homesteaders a century earlier. One of Flint’s new neighbors was Baudelio Garcia, a descendant of original pioneers. Garcia partnered with the author to take on the unfamiliar task of building a straw bale house, beginning when the winter snows were still on the surrounding mountains and having the house under roof when the fall snows arrived. Garcia helped navigate the largely Hispano neighborhood to make the project succeed. The collaboration revealed the strong attachment of the local people for their home place, their patria chica, and the persistence of their ancient language and culture.

Cheapskate s Passive Solar Home Design for DIY Straw Bale Or Green Building

Author : Sharon Buydens
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Learn how to design a passive solar house on the cheap. For owner-builders, this book covers how to utilize the frugal buy-and-barter method to find used and free building materials to build your own green building or alternative construction home. Included are straw bale house examples that the author and another solar expert have built with up to 90% energy efficiency, and how to obtain that level of efficiency in your own home through passive solar design. Save big on utility bills the rest of your life in your home by greatly reducing the need for heating and cooling, simply through some simple design changes. TABLE OF CONTENTS (chapter, some sections listed, page numbers): INTRODUCTION 17; PASSIVE SOLAR BASICS 28; PAYING ATTENTION TO NATURE 35; THINK ABOUT DESIGN 46; CALCULATING THE SUN 69; Magnetic North and True North; Solar Noon; How to Find Solar South; The Stick Method; Shadow at Solar Noon Method; Compass Deviation / Declination Method; Understanding the Sun; Solar and Earth Cycles; DIRECT GAIN & INDIRECT GAIN 82; Isolated Gain; Improving Efficiency; Ventilation and Cooling; Other Passive Solar Designs; THERMAL MASS & INSULATION 92; ENERGY EFFICIENCY 111; WINDOW GLAZING 120; ROOF OVERHANG 130; SITE PLAN & FLOOR PLAN DESIGN 140; Site Design Before Floor Plans; Lot Quality; Solar Access; Site Analysis; Assess the Site for Solar Gain; Site Plan - Write it Down; Stake out the Building Location; Considerations for Floor Plan Layout; Passive Solar Floor Plan Design Features; Keep Plumbing Close Together; Core House Floor Plans; LETTING NATURE WORK FOR YOU 156; FRUGAL BUDGET HOMES 171; Start with a "Core House"; Plan Big but Start Small; The Buy and Barter Method; Used Building Materials; Recycled Building Materials; Free Building Materials; Bartering; Bartering Service; Time Banking; Miscellaneous Bartering & Buying; Steps for Cost Effective Home Design; Build a Shed First; Steps for Good Planning; How to Build a Roof out of Pallets; GREEN BUILDING PRIMER 193; What is Green Building?; Cost; Site; Design; Construction; Maintenance; Operation; Renovations; Deconstruction; Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction Services; ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION AND GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS 208; STRAW BALE HOUSE - THE BEGINNING 220; STRAW BALE HOUSE - FOUNDATION 225; STRAW BALE HOUSE - WALLS 234; STRAW BALE HOUSE - ROOF 244; WALLS, WIRING, & FOUNDATIONS 255; CHECKLIST: FROM LAND TO BUILDING 266

Strawbale Home Plans

Author : Wayne J. Bingham
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30 Plans to inspire you to build your strawbale dream home.

A Straw Bale House for the Xeni Gwet in

Author : Rowan Lubke
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