We are proud to say that our largest and most complicated residential project is also our most natural and locally sourced. The 300 straw bales were grown across the road. The same farmer felled pine and cedar trees on the property and then milled them for the exterior porches and cedar shingles. The compressed earth block floor was made 9km down the road primarily of local clay and sand. The clay floor originated 300 km away. Two-thirds of the house sits on a rubble trench foundation made of local aggregate instead of concrete.

The drumlins, fields, barns, mature forests, and stunning view of lake Ontario, set the stage for this dream home to a large family and base central for busy  Headwaters Farm. It might have been on a picnic table at that point, but we were the first to experience their culinary delights. 


Sustainable Features