People Resources

Lance Kairl
Box 810
GOOLWA SA 5214
08 8555 4223
Email sabale@bigpond.com
Technical design assistance, strawbale wall construction, spray rendering, onsite construction assistance and support (See Services page)

Bohdan Dorniak and Co Pty Ltd.
47 Prospect Road,
PROSPECT SA 5082
08 8344 8170
www.bdcoarchitects.com.au
Architectural design service

G.W. Wittman and Associates
25 Tarragon Street
MILE END SA
08 8352 7764
Footing and Structural Engineering

Food Forest
PO Box 859
GAWLER SA 5118
08 8522 6450
www.foodforest.com.au
Strawbale workshops (in conjunction with Lance Kairl), open days

AUSBALE
www.ausbale.org
Professional organisation of strawbale practitioners and designers

Queensland
www.newtonhouse.info/

 

BOOKS

There are many books available on strawbale building.
I highly recommend

  • Serious Strawbale by Paul Lacinski and Michel Bergeron

This is a good practical guide with lots of relevant and useful information.

Other books available include

  • The New Strawbale House by Catherine Wanek
  • The Strawbale House by Steen, Steen and Bainbridge
  • Strawbale Building by Chris Magwood and Peter Mack
  • Buildings of Earth and Straw by Bruce King
  • Earth Plasters for Strawbale Homes by Kelly Megan
  • The Beauty of Strawbale Homes by Athena and Bill Steen

Magazines that carry regular articles about strawbale building include

  • Owner Builder Magazine

www.theownerbuilder.com.au

  • Earth Garden Magazine

 

The Last Straw magazine
(the international quarterly journal of strawbale and natural building)
www.thelaststraw.org/