Midwife’s Home

Residential - 2009 - Utterson, ON

We thought we worked hard until we saw the hours kept by the midwife we were building for, She worked day and night! This inspired us to put our all into the walls of her straw bale home so they would comfort her when she did finally get home. Every window was arched which meant every rounded straw bale opening was also arched and we had never done that before. A bale arch welcomes you in between the entry and the main part of the house. Nestled in the Muskokas where it’s known to be cold, she has been warmed and delighted by her bale walls every since.

Designer

Steve Alcock Construction

Size

1500 sq.ft.

Structure, systems, finishes

  • Straw bale walls complete with cement-lime plaster
  • Wood cook stove
  • In-floor hydronic heating system

Services included

  • straw bale walls
  • plastering