Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Straw House Designer To Sign Books Today.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Corrales builder and author Ed Paschich will sign his new book, "Mainstreaming Sustainable Architecture: Casa de Paja A Demonstration" at the site of the straw-bale house featured in it.

The signing will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at 235 Mission Ridge Road in Corrales. The recently completed house uses techniques featured in the book.

Paschich designed the house to be sustainable, meaning it depletes as few natural resources as possible.

The book, his fourth, includes detailed pictures and drawings of what he calls "pretty standard building techniques" and was written to show others that a straw-bale home could be built to not deteriorate. …

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