Monk’s Cabin

Monk’s Cabin

Built originally for a monk visiting from Thailand, the Kuti (Thai for cabin) is now a sweet retreat for the couple who own it and their friends. Its small size, the wood stove, the straw bale walls, the pine ceiling and floor make it a cozy get-away. Bolted to huge...
Garden Shed

Garden Shed

Built at Toronto’s Botanical Gardens, this is one of the city’s few straw bale buildings. Sixteen-inch wide straw bale walls are a hard sell where space is limited and, real estate is pricey. We did receive many inquiries from visitors wanting to buy or rent the shed...
Artist Studio

Artist Studio

Designed and built by Straworks in 2008 to be as round as possible, this artist’s studio has an arched door, roof, sculpted exterior trim, and curvy bale walls. Designed to be as round as possible, this artist’s studio has an arched door, roof, sculpted...
Annex to Cottage

Annex to Cottage

Rather than renovate our 1940s, three-season family cottage and jeopardize its original and perfect character, we renovated the garage into a four-season tiny home for the occasional winter weekend. We were tight on space to fit in a garage/workshop, a three-piece...