natural building Archives - The Last Straw Journal
For too long the insurance industry has held the owners of straw bale buildings captive while they sway back and forth with the prevailing winds when it comes to insuring our buildings. We begin to address this issue in the first of a series of articles on this topic.
In the first of a two part series article, Jacob Deva Racusin explains the differences in monitors for your walls. This is “must know” information for every builder and owner.
We review the first comprehensive how-to guide covering the topic of earthen floors. Find out why you should have it in your natural building library.
Alex Sparrow begins a two-part series on hemp lime, or hempcrete. Hemp lime is relatively new but is fast becoming part of the natural building lexicon.
by Tom Woolley Ed Note: More in-depth information on hemp lime will be in Issue #64 due out in July. When Rachel Bevan and I did the research that led to…
By Frank Tettemer, ONBC Director This definitely was the most fun to be had all winter. Timing is everything, and this year’s gathering of the clan at Camp Kawartha, near…