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Building a straw bale house: the Red Feather construction handbook 1st ed.

ISBN:  1-56898-514-2/9781568985145
Author(s):  Nathaniel Corum
Subject(s):  Straw bale house--Design and construction--Handbooks, manuals, etc.Indians of North America--Housing--South DakotaRed Feather Development Group
Edition:  1
Status: 
Page:  181
Size:  21
Publishing Info:  Princeton Architectural Press, 2005
Call number:  693.997 C831/1e05
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"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 way—and this was certainly not the plan—they 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 builders—indeed, 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. 

 

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