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Building with straw bales a practical manual for self-builders and architects by Barbara Jones

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Written in English


  • Straw bale houses,
  • Utilization,
  • Straw,
  • Sustainable buildings,
  • Technique,
  • Handbooks, manuals,
  • Design and construction,
  • Ecological houses,
  • Architectural design

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Edition Notes

StatementBarbara Jones
LC ClassificationsTH4818.S77 J66 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination239 pages
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27179466M
ISBN 100857842277, 0857842285
ISBN 109780857842275, 9780857842282
OCLC/WorldCa1001855079, 904651254

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