|About the Book|
Part memoir, part construction journal, A House of Straw will amaze and inspire you with its joys and sorrows, warmth, humor, and above all its painful honesty. In escaping the traps of her past to build her straw bale house, Carolyn Roberts found it necessary to rebuild herself. Most of all, she had to recognize and overcome her own weaknesses. Step by step, she devised the mental and spiritual techniques to do this. A House of Straw demonstrates that bringing your life into line with your values requires no extraordinary heroism but rather the personal growth within reach of everyone.This is not a how-to building book, but you will learn about the anatomy of a house and the advantages and pitfalls of building with straw bales. Youll experience through Carolyns eyes the agonizing joys of the owner/building process, and the accompanying gamut of wildly fluctuating emotions. See photos of Carolyns home at ahouseofstraw.com.