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Recommended Reading

The Straw Bale House, Steen, A. and B., D.A. Bainbridge, D. Eisenberg. 1994. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT. 297 p. (revision out 2001).


Serious Straw Bale, Lacinksi, P. and M. Bergeron. 2000. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT.


Build it with Bales
, version 2, Myhrman, M and S.O. MacDonald. 1997. Out On Bale, Tucson, AZ. 143 p.


The Beauty of Straw Bale
, Steen, A. and B. 2001. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, VT. 297 p


Straw Bale Construction and the Building Codes,
Eisenberg, D. 1995. Development Center for Appropriate Technology, Tucson, AZ. [http://www.azstarnet.com/~dcat/barriers.htm]


Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods, Elizabeth, L. and C. Adams. 2000. John Wiley, NY
392 p. (several chapters on straw bale)


Strawbale Homebuilding, Gray, A.T., ed. 2000. Earth Garden Publishing, Trentham, Vic. Australia 156 p. (U.S. dist. Chelsea Green, available 2001)


"Straw Bale Passive Solar Construction" Solar Today magazine, Haggard, K. and G. McMillan. 1993. 7(3):17-20.


Straw Bale Construction Sourcebook, Haggard, K. and S. Clark, eds. 1999. California Straw Building Association/San Luis Obispo Sustainability Group. Santa Margarita, CA


Straw and Solar: a Perfect Match, Hawes, M., 1993.


Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw Bale Houses, King, B. 1996. Ecological Design Press. (dist. by Chelsea Green Press)


The Building Official's Guide to Straw Bale Construction v2.1, Lerner, K. and P.W. Goode. 2000. California Straw Building Association, CA. [www.strawbuilding.org]


Straw Bale Building. How to Plan, Design and Build with Straw, Magwood, C. and P. Mack. 2000. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia. 234 p.


The Journal
The Last Straw: The Grassroots Journal of Straw Bale and Natural Construction. HC 66, Box 119, Hillsboro, NM 88042     US$28   Canada US$33    Int'l US $36    thelaststraw@strawhomes.com