Straw Bale Building

Straw Bale Building

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Straw bale houses are easy to build, inexpensive, super energy efficient, environmentally friendly, attractive, and - most of all - can be designed to match the builder's personal space needs, aesthetics, and budget. It's no wonder that straw bale houses are growing in popularity.In Straw Bale Building, professional bale builders Peter Mack and Chris Magwood lead the potential builder through the entire process of building a bale structure, tackling all the practical issues from how to find and choose bales; developing sound building plans; costs; roofing; electrical, plumbing, and heating systems; building code compliance and working with building inspectors; and special concerns for builders in northern climates.If you know how you want your house to appear from the outside, draw it from all four directions, to scale. The dimensions of these drawings can be translated into an outline for the floor plan. Ita#39;s Like Lego! The proportions of a typical block ofanbsp;...

Title:Straw Bale Building
Author:Chris Magwood, Peter Mack, Elisabeth Ohi
Publisher:New Society Pub - 2000-01-01


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