Catherine Wanek

Works

The Hybrid House – Designing with Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth
Create a healthy, comfortable house that’s a joy to live in with traditional natural materials in combination with the best of new technologies, such as super-efficient windows and radiant heat. Be inspired by the twelve beautiful contemporary homes showcased with over 200 color photographs, in The Hybrid House.

The New Strawbale Home
The New Strawbale Home answers the question, “What does a straw-bale house look like?” with over 200 color images of homes from across North America. Showcasing a spectrum of regional styles and aesthetic choices, with floor plans and cost factors from 40 cutting-edge strawbale houses this book will inspire you in your own design choices.

The Art of Natural Building – Design, Construction, Resources
Learn how traditional natural materials, from adobe to timber to lime plaster, are the ultimate in ecological construction.

Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith, and Catherine Wanek, editors. New Society Publishers, 2002.

Selected Works

Non-fiction
The Hybrid House – Designing with Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth
The Hybrid House will help you dream and design a beautiful healthy home, that benefits people and the planet.
The New Strawbale Home
A colorful and engaging view of contemporary strawbale homes and the people who build them.
The Art of Natural Building – Design, Construction, Resources
A thorough anthology of the philosophy, how-to, and art of natural building.

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