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 installed over the course of a one day work bee where friends, family and neighbours came to lend a hand and learn about straw bale construction. On most projects we will run a workshop or a work bee as a way of lowering labour costs and educating people about straw bale construction.