Solarwise provides comprehensive straw bale design and building services for your new straw bale home. As a design/build firm we provide only one contract and are the single point of responsibility. We offer an integrative design approach which allows us to work as a team from the beginning to the end. By designing specifically for the construction method being used, we can reach our goals to make the building process efficient and enjoyable. When working with labor-intensive building materials and techniques, such as straw bales and natural plasters, it is imperative to instill a construction process that is proficient and streamlined. By doing so, labor costs can be minimized and budget accuracy can be achieved. When using alternate construction methods, design/build is the most cost-effective approach available.
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 guide you 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.