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Author Steen, Athena Swentzell, 1961-

Title The beauty of straw bale homes / Athena and Bill Steen
Published White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., [2000]


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Description xii, 113 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Series The Real Goods solar living books
Real Goods solar living book.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Introduction: Designing A Beautiful Home -- Straw And Hay: The Test Of Time 2 -- Fawn Lake Ranch -- The Different Types of Straw Bale Walls -- The Martin / Monhart House -- Chuck and Mary Bruner's House -- The Feuillette House -- Traditional Mexican Straw Homes -- The Right Straw -- Arizona 10 -- Pam Tillman's House -- Julie Harding's House -- An Arizona Ranch Chapel -- John Poseley and Margaret O'Donnell's House -- The R-Value of Straw Bales -- The Canelo Project: Bill and Athena Steen's Home -- Matts Myhrman and Judy Knox's Retrofit -- Retrofitting Existing Buildings -- Bob Cook and Friederike Almstedt's Guest House Retrofit -- Recipe for Casein Paints -- Texas 30 -- Amy and Frank Meyer's Straw Bale Addition -- Canada 32 -- The Sivananda Yoga Center -- The Brisette / Panfili House -- The Warburton House -- Auberge ̀la Croisě des Chemins -- Finishes for Straw Bale Walls -- Michigan 40 -- Straw Bale Studio -- Mexico 42 -- The Save the Children Office Building -- Recipe for Clay Paint or Alis -- Casas que Cantan: A Women's Building Project in Mexico -- Myra Valdez's New Home -- Elizabeth Nuzum's Studio -- New Mexico 54 -- The Swentzell's Guest House -- Ne̲l Bennett's House -- Moisture Guidelines for Straw Bale Houses -- Steve and Nena MacDonald's House -- Sue Mullen and Oscar Davis's Residence -- The Lama and Colombo House -- Recipe for Blended Gypsum Plaster -- Ginna Sloan's House -- The House Built by Bob Munk -- Carol Anthony's Cloister and Sanctuary -- Colorado 74 -- Paula Breymeier's House -- Roofs for Straw Bale Houses -- California 78 -- Laurie Roberts and Lane McClelland's Studio -- Straw Bale Vault and Cob Office: Permaculture Institute of Northern California -- Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper's Residence, Guest House, and Architectural Studio -- Natural Conditioning and Thermal Mass -- Heidi Schlect and Sterling Keene's Greenhouse Cottage -- Jan Edlstein's Meditation Room -- Ferrous Sulfate Color for Cement Stucco or Lime Plasters -- David Warkentin's House -- Real Goods Solar Living Center -- Michelle Landsberger and Debrae Lopes's House -- East Bay Waldorf School -- Eugene DeChristopher and Nan Ayers's Cottage -- How much Does a Straw Bale House Cost? -- John Hammond and Sayako Daikiri's Straw Bale Cottage -- The Hermitage at Santa Sabina Retreat Center -- Frog Hollow Farm -- Joan Crowley and Gene Schott's House -- Keeping Current With Straw Bale Building Developments 114
Summary "The first architects, builders, and homeowners to embrace the straw bale renaissance were excited by the energy conservation, resource recycling, and affordability of this rediscovered building material. As their movement evolved, however, it became apparent that the elegant simplicity of straw had also enabled its practitioners to tap into an undiscovered creative aquifer."
"Athena and Bill Steen, co-authors of The Straw Bale House (Chelsea Green, 1994), a book widely credited with popularizing and legitimizing straw bale construction, celebrate in gorgeous color photography the accomplishments of straw bale artisans. Selecting from a variety of building types and applications, they vividly portray the sensuous versatility and cross-cultural appeal of this most accessible form of construction. Accompanying the stunning visual display is a text that incorporates key lessons the Steens have learned in their years as straw bale pioneers. Their insights into design, materials, and construction techniques provide a practical grounding by highlighting the special features and unique personality of each building."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Straw bale houses.
Building -- Details.
Straw bale houses -- Pictorial works.
Architecture, Domestic.
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Author Steen, Bill.
LC no. 00059648
ISBN 1890132772 paperback alkaline paper