Judy’s House

Judy’s House

This home was designed and built by Straworks Inc. in 2016 and in many ways was an ideal project: it was designed and estimated in-house, built on time and budget, built using local materials, built with super levels of insulation, located 40 kms from home, built by a...
Root Radical Farm House

Root Radical Farm House

How sweet is it when you are building a house and your uncle down the road grows your insulation? Even sweeter when you are young organic farmers building a house while running a CSA. It’s inspiring to work with people that accomplish big things by working hard and...
A Retirement Home

A Retirement Home

This couple worked along side of us all day every day and the bond that formed between us makes this one of our all time favourite builds. Downsizing from a large family home, this home was designed by the homeowners and Straworks with ease of construction and living...
Monk’s Cabin

Monk’s Cabin

Built originally for a monk visiting from Thailand, the Kuti (Thai for cabin) has been a retreat for a buddhist couple ever since. Its small size, the wood stove, the straw bale walls, the wood ceiling and floor, and the view through the large windows make it an...
Garden Shed

Garden Shed

Built at Toronto’s Botanical Gardens, this is one of the city’s few straw bale buildings. Deep 16” wide straw bale walls are a hard sell where space is tight and real-estate is high. We did however receive many inquiries from visitors to buy or rent the shed upon its...