Small, simple and straw bale were the three requests this computer programmer came to Straworks with. He had been living on a boat while working in the Caribbean and was now looking to lay down some roots near Westport, Ontario yet remain off grid. It was refreshing to work for a minimalist who’s only possessions were books. This disposition made for an enjoyable design-estimate-build process where beauty and comfort weren’t spared along the way. With straw bale walls they can’t be. They are built-in, not add on’s, and make it so the walls of the house resonate with homeowners for years to come.