Building A Straw Bale House

Building A Straw Bale House

The Red Feather Construction Handbook

Book - 2005
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Grand Central Pub
"This book is a timely and important tool for the empowerment of communities facing housing deficits.The Red Feather project is extremely important; it is truly making a difference."Jane Goodall

For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group, a volunteer-based organization, has built and repaired straw bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the wayand this was certainly not the planthey created an architectural phenomenon: This inexpensive, environmentally sound, easily constructed, and downright beautiful form of building has, for good reason,caught the public's imagination. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy-to-follow manual for would-be strawbale buildersindeed, they supply everything you'll need but time, energy, and lots and lots of straw. Informative sections on safety, design, tools, and materials, and case studies picked from over thirty-five Red Feather projects give a comprehensive overview to straw-bale building.

But this book is much more than a construction manual. It is also the inspiring story of Red Feather itself, a tale of community action and cooperation that suggests a can-do solution to the growing housing crisis on America's Native American reservations.



Blackwell North Amer
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.

Hachette Book Group
"This book is a timely and important tool for the empowerment of communities facing housing deficits.The Red Feather project is extremely important; it is truly making a difference."Jane Goodall

For more than a decade the Red Feather Development Group, a volunteer-based organization, has built and repaired straw bale houses for Native Americans. Somewhere along the wayand this was certainly not the planthey created an architectural phenomenon: This inexpensive, environmentally sound, easily constructed, and downright beautiful form of building has, for good reason,caught the public's imagination. Here, Red Feather provides a step-by-step, easy-to-follow manual for would-be strawbale buildersindeed, they supply everything you'll need but time, energy, and lots and lots of straw. Informative sections on safety, design, tools, and materials, and case studies picked from over thirty-five Red Feather projects give a comprehensive overview to straw-bale building.

But this book is much more than a construction manual. It is also the inspiring story of Red Feather itself, a tale of community action and cooperation that suggests a can-do solution to the growing housing crisis on America's Native American reservations.

Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2005
Description: xxv, 181 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans (some col.) ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781568985145
1568985142
Branch Call Number: 693.997 Cor

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Thorough and step by step.

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