No. 64, Summer 2014 (Digital)

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Hempcrete – Essential Tips for the Beginner (Part 1)

Alex Sparrow shares invaluable tips and basic information on hempcrete.


Rediscovering Lime in Costa Rica
Ryan Chivers of Artesno describes finding and using local lime products in Costa Rica.

Jules Ferry Residence
An 8-story straw bale apartment complex in the heart of France.

Benefits of Using Welded Wire Mesh
Andrew Morrison shares his views of the advantages of using heavier mesh on straw bale walls.

More Straw Building in Japan
Kyle Holzhueter explores the natural building movement in Japan with its roots centuries old.

Light Clay-Straw Mountain Home
A close look at a beautiful home in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Bale Orientation Survey Results
We asked you the best way to orient bales within your walls.  Take a look at the answers.