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...
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...
Midwife’s Home

Midwife’s Home

We thought we worked hard until we saw the hours kept by the midwife we were building for, She worked day and night! This inspired us to put our all into the walls of her straw bale home so they would comfort her when she did finally get home. Every window was arched...