The Alternative Journal of Design and Construction for Dirtbags and Dreamers 
              The Alternative Journal of Design and Construction for Dirtbags and Dreamers 
              The Alternative Journal of Design and Construction for Dirtbags and Dreamers 

ISSUE No. 72

In the current issue issue of The Last Straw you will: build a cob community, eat wild blackberries, get bit by the straw bale bug, rekindle a movement, and much more. Print is sold out but digital downloads last forever.

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Straw Bale Construction: A Sustainable System For Ownership

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The Last Straw is a platform to share and explore ideas of a better world through the lens of building methods and materials. In the face of climate crisis and increasing alienation from each other and the Earth, we believe another world is possible.

Our goals are to bring a critical perspective to conventional practice, imagine alternatives, and connect designers, builders, and dreamers. We offer both an uncomplicated introduction to alternative building, and a rigorous review of the latest developments. We learn from the past and present to help each other build a more autonomous future.

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