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GSBN: Digest for 1/16/05

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-> FW: GSBN:TLS Myths and Reality
     by Joyce Coppinger jc10508@...


Date: 16 Jan 2005 09:05:17 -0600
From: Joyce Coppinger jc10508@...
Subject: FW: GSBN:TLS Myths and Reality

Hello everyone,

We're resending this message to encourage you to read it again and take time
during these wintry days (for some of us) to send in a "short straw" or
lengthy diatribe on the topics suggested below or one you want to add.
Chris' suggestions offer opportunities for you to share some humorous
stories and serious experiences with the TLS readers. Short or long, we hope
you will pass this message along to other people, too - your colleagues,
association members, any one willing to share information and experiences.

This might become a recurring column in future issues, but right now we'd
like to hear from you 'cause our deadline looms and we know you all have at
least one myth to help us dispel or one reality that everyone should be
aware of.

Please send your contribution directly to Chris Magwood at

Thanks! Stay well and warm (or cool for you on the other side of the

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Joyce Coppinger
Managing Editor/TLS
PO Box 22706, Lincoln NE 68542-2706 USA
402.483.5135, fax 402.483.5161

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> From: Chris Magwood TLSEditor@...
> Reply-To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 12:33:14 -0500
> To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
> Subject: GSBN:TLS Myths and Reality
> Hello All,
> The next issue of TLS is themed "Myths and Realities". It is our
> attempt to address many of the common myths and misunderstandings
> around straw bale building, and to do so in the voices of authority
> that ring out ever so clearly on this list!
> Here is a list of the topics we'd like to see addressed:
> -Straw bale building is cheap
> -Straw bale walls "breathe"
> -Straw bale building will save the world
> -Straw bale building is appropriate for every climate
> -Straw bale building is easy
> -A candle outta heat one of them straw bale houses
> -If you use cement plasters, your bale walls will rot
> -The building department will never approve a bale house
> -You'll never get a mortgage (or insurance) for a bale house
> -Bale houses are just for owner-builders (not contractors/developers)
> If you would like to tackle any of these topics (or any other you
> think should be addressed), please do so! The formats can be wide
> ranging, from detailed scientific explanations to humorous takes on
> the subject. Lengths can range from 250 words up to 2000 words.
> Don't pass up on this chance to be the voice of authority, and to set
> the world straight for once and for all on the straw bale topic of
> your choice!
> Deadline for the issue is January 7.
> Let me know what you're working on!
> Chris
> --
> ***************************
> Chris Magwood / Camel's Back Straw Bale Construction
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.strawhomes.ca";>http://www.strawhomes.ca</a>
> Interested in bale building? Have you subscribed to
> The Last Straw Journal?
> You should!
> <a  target="_blank" href="http://www.thelaststraw.org";>http://www.thelaststraw.org</a>
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