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GSBN:Re: Strawbale house

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Hi Vivian, 
Here is a list of local New Mexico straw-bale resources for you: 
Brian Lockhart, Architect 
Paula Baker-Laport, Architect 
Cadmon Whitty 
All the features that you mentioned are possible and a good match with
straw-bale. Good luck! 
Kelly Lerner 
At 11:06 AM 4/7/02 -0400, you wrote: 
<blockquote type=cite class=cite cite><font face="arial" size=2>I am
interested in building in Albuquerque NM.  I would like to know if
it is possible to design a strawbale house that is about 2500 square
feet.  Two story.  3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage.  Solar
radiant heat.  Passive solar.  Solar hot water heater. 
How do I get started?  My brother is a builder -- only conventional
homes.  If I do this, I'll need help.  I will become the
strawbale expert and he'll still do the construction but I'll have to
tell him what to do.  He is resistant to learning, but open to being
What do you suggest?  Are there any tax breaks?  I work a very
full time job so I'll have to rely on people I can hire for the
labor.  I'll only have time for the brain-power intensive stuff.
Vivian George  
2705 Tramway Circle NE  
Albuquerque NM 87122</font><font face="arial"> </font></blockquote>

Kelly Lerner  
One World Design, Design and Consulting 
925 Avis Drive  
El Cerrito, California, 94530, USA  
<<a href="http://www.one-world-design.com/"; eudora="autourl">http://www.one-world-design.com</a>> 
510-525-8582 phone, 510-528-8763 fax