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Building a straw bale house : the Red Feather construction handbook

Author: Nathaniel Corum
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Filled with comprehensive case studies selected from over thirty-five of Red Feather's successfully completed housing and community-based building projects, Building a Straw Bale House documents the organization's collaboration with reservation communities and provides a step-by-step, bale-by-bale construction handbook - from initial site selection to finished product. Complete with information on safety, design,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corum, Nathaniel.
Building a straw bale house.
New York : Princeton Architectural Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607582090
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Corum
ISBN: 1568985142 9781568985145
OCLC Number: 57557768
Description: xxv, 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Foundation and site work --
Roof bearing assembly --
Base plates --
Window and door bucks --
The straw bale wall --
Lath --
Stucco --
Interior walls --
Finish details.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Corum ; foreword by Jane Goodall.
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"Filled with comprehensive case studies selected from over thirty-five of Red Feather's successfully completed housing and community-based building projects, Building a Straw Bale House documents the organization's collaboration with reservation communities and provides a step-by-step, bale-by-bale construction handbook - from initial site selection to finished product. Complete with information on safety, design, tools, and materials, it is an inspiring lesson for anybody interested in this technique of constructing a house and a hopeful redefinition of the fundamental ideas of architecture and the home."--Jacket.

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