Artist Studio

Artist Studio

Designed to be as round as possible, this artist studio has an arched door, an arched roof, sculpted exterior trim, curvaceous bale walls and is set amongst rolling hills in Northumberland County where it quickly became know as the hobbit house. The bales were...
Annex to Cottage

Annex to Cottage

Rather than alter a cottage built in the 1940s whose character is original and perfect, we renovated and winterized the garage into a tiny home. Working with an existing footprint and 2×4 frame, there was no room for anything other than conventional insulation....
Vegetable Barn

Vegetable Barn

Unlike the rest of our projects, these bale walls keep the inside cool in the winter and shutters keep the sun out. This 1800 sq.ft. barn stores 2 tons of organic vegetables making them available at local markets in the winter. Three cold rooms store vegetables at...
Canteen Washroom Facility

Canteen Washroom Facility

Straworks first solo design-build project is worth a visit. It is located at the Centre Hastings Skate Park in Madoc Ontario, where there is something for everyone including delicious french fries, a state-of-the art skateboarding park, a playground, a water park and...
An Off-Grid Home for a Sailor

An Off-Grid Home for a Sailor

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...