Straw Bale Home by Bill and Athena Steen

This is from the book The Beauty of Straw Bale Houses by Bill and Athena Steen. This is a beautiful book of Bill’s color photos of straw bale homes. The Steens wrote the best-selling (120,000 copies) classic, The Straw Bale House in 1994, which inspired much of the straw bale house building that has occurred in the last 25 years.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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