Welcome to the web site of The Last Straw (TLS), the international journal of strawbale and natural building since 1993. We now offer pdf and hardcopy formats.
On our web site, you will find our online ordering system for back issues and current issues, as well as a calendar of events, including workshops and training opportunities; classified listings for jobs and apprenticeships, real estate, and items you want to find or sell. And be sure to search our resource guide for people, products, publications and other sources or information. Please follow the links in the menu to the left to navigate our site. We know you will find the site interesting and informative. You can also contact TLS here.
You will find two web resource links that are supported by or are a supplement to TLS that are very useful and important. First is the official TLS blog. Selected articles are now posted online from current and back issues. We encourage you to use this resource as a forum for ongoing discussion of various topics that are covered in the journal or that you would like to learn more about.
The second resource is the International Straw Bale Registry hosted at www.SustainableSources.com. You can find a listings of straw-bale projects around the globe that have been posted to this database by owner/builders and others involved in the projects. You can list your project here to help build the largest research and information gathering/sharing database of straw-bale projects anywhere. The Registry can be found here.