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The Straw Bale House (Real Goods Independent Living Books) Paperback – 1 Jan 1990

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Co (1 Jan. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930031717
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930031718
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 2.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Using plastered straw bales as building materials for a home may not sound stable or long-lasting, but these can be used for a variety of purposes from adjacent buildings to entire houses, can be used with relatively little experience, and have many attributes; from super-insulation to cheap construction. Applications are more useful for the Southwest region but ideas may transfer to other U. S. locales. The book's price tag seems high for a paperback, but this goes in great detail on a subject which is fairly understated in most construction or homeowner's guides."--Midwest Book Review


An guide to building living structures with straw bales. Covers benefits of building with straw bales, safety concerns, building codes, and insurance, and offers techniques for building walls, windows, doors, foundations, roofs, floors, and plastering the straw walls. Includes b&w photos demonstrating building techniques, and color photos of finish

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