Strawbale Home Plans

Strawbale Home Plans

by Wayne Bingham, Colleen Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781586858612
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.74(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Wayne Bingham has worked as building program director for the state of Utah for ten years and has been in private architectural practice for twenty years. He was instrumental in developing and building the AIA Habitat for Humanity house, and served as chairperson of the AIA Committee on the Environment. His work has been published in Architectural Digest and Popular Science, among others. Bill is building a straw bale home in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Wayne J. Bingham and Colleen Smith, a husband-and-wife team, have been involved in strawbale design and building since 1998. They collaborated with Bill and Athena Steen on the development and production of Small Strawbale: Natural Homes, Projects & Design (Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2005). They live in Salt Lake City and Idaho.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vi

INTRODUCTION vii

SINGLE-LEVEL COUNTRY HOMES 1

o 360-Degree Views Around Cedar Jack Mesa 3

o Structure Harmonizing with a Treed Mesa Setting 9

o Accessible Desert Home 15

o Two Simple Forms Connected by a Soft Link 21

o Long, Linear House with a Lap Pool 27

o Home Displaying Creative Use of Recycled Materials 33

o Passive Solar Abode with a Softly Curved Roof 37

MULTILEVEL COUNTRY HOMES

o Ranch Site Two-Story Home 43

o Strawbale, Cast-Earth, and Steel Home 49

o Family-Built Complex 55

o Multilevel Home Stepping Down a Slope 61

o Sophisticated Artistry in a Building Cluster 65

o Playful Home Amid Red Rock Castles 73

o Modest Home Expanded for a Growing Family 79

o Earthly Dwelling of the Feminine Divine 85

o Off-Grid Mountain Home 91

SMALL-TOWN DREAM HOMES

o Curvaceous, Passive Solar Home 99

o Retirement Residence for the Future 105

o Home with Strawbale Inside Concrete Block 109

o Split Levels Stepping Up a Slope 115

o Hillside Three-Story in a Cohousing Community 121

ADDITIONS AND REMODELS

o Two Buildings with Understated Southwest Elegance 127

o Garage Conversion to a Wellness Center 135

o Ecological Villa on the Beach 139

COTTAGES AND STUDIOS

o French Country Guesthouse 145

o Artistic Garden Studio 149

COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

o Lofty Strawbale-Wrapped Timber Frame 155

o Sandhill Crane-Shaped Strawbale Bird Watch 159

o The Lama Foundation Spiritual Community 165

o Natural Passive Solar Greenhouse 169

o School on the Roaring Fork 175

RESOURCES 181

PHOTO CREDITS 184

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