Published 29th May 2015, but available for pre-order from the 16th May.
With the first straw bale houses to be offered on the open market having gone on sale recently, straw bale building is an eco-friendly building technique that is finally entering the mainstream, enabling people to design and build their own home in a low-cost and environmentally friendly way.
Building with Straw Bales: A practical manual for self-builders and architects is the revised and extended 3rd edition of Barbara Jones’, in full-colour for the first time, with stunning photos that provide inspiration as well as practical details.
Barbara Jones is recognised as one of the world’s experts on building with straw bales, with her hands-on training courses proving popular to people from all walks of life. Throughout her career she has been a strong advocate for women in the construction industry and she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Construction in 2011 and received a Woman of Outstanding Achievement Award from UK Resource Centre (UKRC) in 2009. In 2014 she founded the School of Natural Building (SNaB), whose aim is not only to promote natural building as a sustainable and affordable method, but also to encourage more women to become involved in construction. The previous two editions of Building with Straw Bales have sold over 13,000 copies since 2002.
Price: £29.99 paperback, £39.99 hardcover
Discount to AECB members 30% (hardback and paperback editions)
Dates valid: 16th May 2015 to 30st June 2015
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