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Tables of Contents for Serious Straw Bale
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
vii
 
Acknowledgments
xi
 
PART 1 Straw Bale Buildings in Perspective
Why Straw Bales?
3
25
Profile: The Hay House, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
25
3
Design Challenges: Heat Loss, Air Quality, and Moisture
28
25
Plans, Permits, and Project Management
53
22
Profile: The Bourke House, Montreal
70
5
Choosing Bales
75
10
PART 2 Straw Bale Structures
Foundations
85
30
Nebraska Style: Load-Bearing Bale Walls
115
35
Framed Structures
150
40
Alternative Roofs
190
23
Profile: The Sivananda Lodge, Quebec
198
15
PART 3 Straw Bale Finishes
Selecting Finishes
213
18
Cement Stucco
231
13
Lime Plaster
244
18
Earth Plaster
262
37
Profile: Anne Thrune's Massage Studio, Whidbey Island, Washington
292
7
PART 4 Straw Matters
Alternatives for Interior Walls and Floors
299
12
Moisture Studies and Sensors
311
24
Beyond the Bale: Traditional and Experimental Exterior Walls
335
24
Profile: The Kirk/Starbuck Retrofit, New Hampshire
355
4
Resources
359
3
Index
362