Our History

Before there was TimberHomes, there was the Mountain School project. This farm-based school in Vershire, Vermont needed a new cow barn, and David and Josh came together to spend a year side by side teaching high schoolers how to cut joints so the students could build the barn themselves. After the raising, not ready to quit building together, Josh and David founded TimberHomes LLC in 2005. Timo joined the partnership soon after. Timber framing has been the foundation of our business since, and community projects have been a central part of what we do.

In 2016 TimberHomes Vermont switched from being an LLC to a member managed cooperative, similar to a worker owned cooperative. Our vision of a collaborative design/build company has evolved and grown but our underlying desire to create work of soul, beauty and function remains the foundation. We hope to delight our clients, take pleasure in our work, support our local economy, and leave our patch of the forest a little better than we found it.

TimberHomes has made lasting relationships with other businesses, design/build schools, and non-profits over our ten year history. We’re excited to be part of a culture that values soulful spaces and the craftspeople who make them. Learn more about our community of Friends and Partners.

"Timberhomes LLC is the best! They listened to what we wanted, helped us work out the design that was within our budget, cut the timbers out of beautiful white oak, and guided us through a very memorable assembly party with 60+ friends." — Marcel Curlin

Meet the Crew

Timo Bradley

David Hooke

Josh Jackson

Shannon McIntyre

Andrew Catlin

Mikey Perkins

Helen Doyle

An enlightened timber framer

Ariel Schecter

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Timber Frame in Sweden with Josh

  • August 13, 2017 - August 20, 2017
  • Gotland, Sweden

If you happen to want and be able to learn timber framing in Sweden, get in touch for details! »

Timber Framing Meetup to build

  • July 8 & 9 , 2017
  • Common Roots Farm, South Burlington

Timber framers and people looking to learn about timber framing will get together at Common Roots, a non-profit farm in South Burlington. The farm grows food for the public schools, and also runs educational programs; they also sell veggies at local farmers markets and through CSA shares to fund the budget. They are ready to build a wash station/equipment shed, and Evan Taubes of Scratch Builders is heading up this effort to make it happen. The 18'x28' building will be built from reclaimed timbers, and will be cut and raised over the course of the weekend, plus time for a Saturday night BBQ. »

Timber Framing Class with former TimberHomes members, Sean and Matt

  • 8/27/2016 - 9/1/2016
  • Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, VT

Experience the fundamentals of designing and constructing a timber frame using mortise and tenon joinery. Students will learn layout techniques, tool use and sharpening, and joinery cutting methods as we work on a small timber frame project, culminating in a raising on the final day. Evening lectures will address the history of the craft, finishing techniques, and mechanical systems for timber frame houses. We will also cover frame design, joinery choices, and integration of frame and house design. This course will focus on traditional hand-cut joinery and tools and will also demonstrate some of the power tools used by modern timber framers. Learn more and register »