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Re: GSBN:Straw bale house plan book
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<font size=3>At 12:22 AM 1/31/02 -0500, you wrote:
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite>Gayle Borst
>Subject: Straw bale house plan book
>Do any of you know of a book of straw bale house plans that
>some nice designs for very small homes with optional expansion
>I think Steve Kemble has a book out, but I don't think this one I
>thinking about is his. .... >Any assistance here will be
most appreciated, as I often get requests for such plans.
Hi Gayle -- I think you may be thinking about the Small Homes issue of
TLS, #30, which had such a house -- One such home contained
doorways fitted with closets, but with potential to add on through those
spaces in the future.
I also endorse Steve Kemble's book of 10 "Straw Bale Home
Plans," -- which are all sensible, smallish designs with passive
solar aspects. I would recommend these for the owner-builder, as
they are kept simple.
And, Bob Lanning's "Straw Bale Portfolio," contains 16 designs,
mostly SW & pueblo style, that are compact and attractive.
Joelee Joyce (Out on Bale By Mail) and I (Natural Building Resources)
both sell them, and you can find them on our websites.
I'm not such a fan of Eric Hart's book of designs (from Minnesota.)
The designs look rather complicated to build, and are more mid-west in
character, as you would expect.
The Habitat For Humanity Plans, are a full set of drawings for the homes
built in Pueblo Colorado- I think you can find them on Robert
Anderson's website called
<a href="http://www.balewatch.com/" eudora="autourl">www.BaleWatch.com</a>.
He has a number of designs on his site, too.
<a href="http://www.strawbalecentral.com/" eudora="autourl">www.StrawBaleCentral.com</a>
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