Author(s): Gernot Minke
Building with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in the state of Nebraska, but in recent years there has been a renaissance in the use of straw as a building material. It is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties, is a cheap and easy-to-use option for self-builders, and even large-scale structures can be erected using timber framework filled with straw. This book is a practical, hands-on guide to building with straw, with information on fire safety, protection against moisture, damp, pests, and parasites as well as on-site photos to document the process of assembly and construction step by step. It includes 30 exemplary international projects, illustrating the wide spectrum of design possibilities with straw.