Specializing in Straw Bale Construction

At Solarwise, we specialize in full design and building services.  In this capacity we are involved from the very beginning of design, right up until you move into your new home.  This continuous involvement provides a single point of responsibility throughout the entire project, and a smooth transition from paper plans to solid structure.

For those not interested in the design/build combination, architectural design and general contracting services are also offered separately.



During the design phase we are able to help guide you and turn your ideas into precise architectural plans for a home that meets your needs, desires and budget.  Our extensive knowledge of the building process allows us, during the design phase, to guide the design towards features that maximize the benefits of straw bale construction and passive solar principles, specifically taylored to your individual site and budget.   Our construction experience also helps our designs to minimize waste and inefficiency in the building process. 


During the building phase we offer complete general contracting and building services.  Our knowledgeable team provides timely and efficient construction with a focus on detail, emphasizing function, craftsmanship and creativity.  We strive to create structures that are beautiful, durable, tangible expressions of the client’s desires.