The Last Straw

For over 25 years, The Last Straw journal was dedicated to natural building and ecological design. It was started as a collective effort by straw bale builders Matts Myrhman and Judy Knox in Tuscon, Arizona in 1993. Since then twenty four editors, three publishers, and countless contributors have continued the long conversation about alternative ways of building and living.

The magazine began during the natural building revival of the 90’s, but a publication like this is needed now more than ever. In the fall of 2020 a group of friends got together to bring new life to The Last Straw. Catch up on where The Last Straw has been and join in imagining the world we want to live in!

Go to where you can subscribe to the free monthly Newsletter and/or you can pay what you want for any and all of the back issues of The Last Straw. You can download all 70 journals at once, or choose individual journals that spark your interest.

This a tremendously valuable resource for all information related to natural building and sustainable architecture!

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  1. My parents came immigrated from Croatia to a 10 acre lot on the Assiniboine river of Manitoba Canada in 1970. They built a house. The small 25 x 20 foot barn was made of stacked hay bales with a flat tin roof. It always held 2 cows,2 of pigs,geese and chickens. It was used for over 16 years for the food source for a 6 person family. Only reason it was torn down was the fact that my uncle started a full size farm somewhere else. That barn was easy to build, efficient and would have lasted 20 years .


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