Simple. Modern.
Straw Bale Homes.

Straw Bale Home Designs is a quality-focused Colorado design firm founded by Timbo Scursso.  We create simple modern straw bale home designs emphasizing the use of natural materials, passive solar design, and renewable energy systems.  Combining the beauty of raw materials and the energy efficiency of building science, we provide our clients with a well-designed, healthy home that is both inspiring and comfortable.  To learn how Straw Bale Home Designs 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

Maximize natural materials

Decrease energy dependence

Communicate well, fostering trustful relationships

How We Can Work Together


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

Straw Bale Home Designs is by far the best company that I have ever known when it comes to creating straightforward, sensible designs that are efficient to build and have amazing aesthetic characteristics.

Ryan Chivers

Earthaus Plasters

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