New Strawbale Home, The

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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 produced and directed the Building with Straw video series, and has spent more than a decade being involved in strawbale technology. She lives in New Mexico.

Innovative architects and builders build natural, eco-friendly homes

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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.

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Straw bale-the cozy, sculpted home that feels like an embrace.

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Book Description Gibbs Smith Publishers September 2009, 2009. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 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 produced and directed the Building with Straw videoseries, and has spent more than a decade being involved in strawbale technology. She lives inNew Mexico. Innovative architects and builders build natural, eco-friendly homes Book has minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 20101219115553

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