The Last Straw is a magazine founded in 1992 focused on natural building and alternative design

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BEYOND THE BALE: A Deep Dive Into The Growing World of Prefabricated Straw Building

Featured Articles

A Look Inside The Community Rebuilds Model

Kenny Fallon Jr. | Community, Lore, No. 74, Spring 2023, Straw, Straw Bale Construction, Technical | No Comments
An in-depth look at the structures that have made Community Rebuilds such a successful design/build education program.

Mainstreaming the Values of the Natural Building Movement

Massey Burke | Lore, Spring 2023, Straw | No Comments
As the world comes to understand that bio-based building materials are the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, Massey Burke argues that going mainstream doesn't have to mean selling out.

What You’re Getting Wrong About Building

Cillian Barrett and The Last Straw | No. 73, Fall 2022 | No Comments
An introduction to the term "Resource Conscious Construction" by Cillian Barrett and The Last Straw