Simple Modern Straw Bale Homes - Sundial

Simple. Modern. Straw Bale Homes.

Solarwise is a quality-focused, Colorado straw bale design-build firm founded by Timbo Scursso.  We create energy-efficient homes emphasizing the use of natural materials, passive solar design, and renewable energy systems.  Combining the beauty of raw materials and the performance of building science we provide our clients with a well built, healthy home that is both inspiring and comfortable.  To learn how Solarwise can help you with your project please check out our services and send us a message describing your concept.

Guiding Principles

  • Design simple and comfortable

  • Harmonize with the external environment

    Harmonize with the external environment

  • Maximize natural materials

  • Decrease energy dependence

    Decrease energy dependence

  • Communicate well, fostering trustful relationships

  • Construct durable homes that last generations

    Construct durable homes that last generations

Core Services


Knowledge is key. The importance of having someone on your side that knows the ins and outs of what you are trying to achieve can not be understated.  Let our expertise help guide you through your project.


Interpreting ideas, creating order, simplifying, and transforming them into reality is what we do as your designer.  From floor plans to finishing details, we listen to your needs and desires to create a schematic to success.  “Design is thinking made visual.”  Saul Bass


Committed to the value of sustainability, we prioritize and implement the highest performance-based energy standards in the industry.  We have extensive experience with alternative construction systems including straw bale, renewable energy systems, non-toxic and recycled materials.

Recent Projects


High Mountain


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