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Small Strawbale
Natural Homes, Projects & Designs
by Bill & Athena Steen and Wayne J. Bingham

      Whether you are planning to build a full-size house or just a cottage, Small Strawbale is a great book for creative ideas and small-scale projects that anyone can do to practice their building skills, while creating fully functional, useful structures. Small Strawbale is filled with vibrant photos of one-room and two-room homes, greenhouses, studios, sheds, meditation spaces, out-buildings, open-air structures and more, each showcasing unique artistry and craftsmanship. Small Strawbale is an inspirational starting point for the strawbale dreamer.

      This collection of lively structures remind us that building one's own home is a desire that is largely inherent in all creatures and that it is only in recent times that we have begun to think of the process as something that we are incapable of doing and that needs to be delegated to experts and professionals. In no way are the structures presented here the perfect examples of the best or ideal way to build. What they do represent are conscious and deliberate attempts by those hoping to rediscover the meaning of shelter while escaping the unnecessary extravagance of modern, oversized houses and the soulless repetitiveness of mass-produced structures.

      Small Strawbale showcases projects that are accessible to the average person or inexperienced builder. It includes some diagrams and floorplans but it is not intended as a construction guide. Rather, this book shows what is possible with a little straw and a little enthusiasm, while working entirely within one's means. Gibbs Smith, Publisher. 2005. 200 Pages.

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The New Strawbale Home
by Catherine Waneck

      In recent times, strawbale homebuilding has widely been accepted as a mainstream building method. Innovative architects and owner/builders are reinventing this century-old technology to create thick-walled modern houses of surpassing beauty. However, many people are not yet familiar with the beauty and possibilities of strawbale homes.

      The New Strawbale Home compiles flor plans and images from forty cutting-edge homes across North America, from California to Quebec, New Mexico to New England, showcasing a spectrum of regional styles and personal aesthetic choices. This practical guide discusses varying climate considerations and essential design details for problem-free construction and low maintenance, and also points out the ecologically friendly, energy-saving aspects of strawbale construction.

      Author and photographer Catherine Wanek has spent more than a decade writing, photographing, and filming strawbale technology.

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Adobe / Strawbale

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