I first heard of straw bale construction about 6 years ago, and it captured my fancy immediately. However, my interest sparked many questions (i.e., how to finish interiors, roof styles, durability, moisture, etc.). This book reads very easily, with a good combination of history, how-to, and research, and answered virtually all my questions. I now have a clear picture of what is involved in building a straw bale home. A great resource and a great read!