One of the oldest and best sources for
up-to-date information about strawbale building
Write to them and subscribe to their quarterly
newsletter (become a member) at this new address:
"The Last Straw Journal".
PO Box 1809
Paonia, CO 81428
This is a good publication with many good
articles and resources. Cost for 4 issues
(one year PDF subscription) is $24 (US$) in New
Zealand. Get the publication and read it.
Back issues are $8 each + shipping.
(Print subscription available on website.)
ONLINE!! The Last Straw - CLICK HERE!
Reading a book is one of the best ways to start
learning about strawbale building before you attend
a workshop. These books will answer many of your
questions, so when you attend a workshop you'll
know the basics and can learn even more recent
developments and techniques.
"The Straw Bale House"
by Atheena and Bill Steen and David Eisenberg
"Serious Straw Bale"
by Paul Lacinski and Michel Bergeron
A very good book with a nice long section
on plastering. Recommended!
"Design of Straw Bale Buildings"
by Bruce King
An excellent book with up to date information,
excellent technical materials and even sample
building codes. Highly Recommended!
"Straw Bale Building"
"More Straw Bale Building"
by Chris Magwood and Peter Mack
Two very good books with the second,
newer book being the one we would
recommend the most. Good Reading!
Technical Resources and Links:
Ecological Building Network
11 Mark Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Bruce King's website with all kinds of great information
about sustainable building and the latest strawbale testing reports.
EBNet Web site
DCAT- Development Center for Appropriate Technology
P.O. Box 41144 Tucson, Arizona 85717 USA
DCAT Web site