Our History

Before TimberHomes became official, it was unofficially founded at the Mountain School, a farm based semester school in Vershire, Vermont. In need of a new cow barn, someone at said school was willing to put their trust in David and Josh, who spent the 2003-2004 school year teaching high schoolers how to wield a chisel and mallet so that they could build the barn themselves. After an epic raising involving a gin pole and the Timber Framers Guild, Josh and David weren't ready to quit building together, and thus TimberHomes LLC was born. Timo joined the partnership soon after. Timber framing has been the foundation of our business since the beginning, 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 fourteen 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


Helen Doyle

An enlightened timber framer

Ariel Schecter

Sam Heidenreich

Photo of a timber framer, Kyle Baumgardner

Kyle Baumgardner

Timber Framer Mark Bruchez stands in front of beautiful valley

Mark Bruchez

Rebecca Copans leads the two ponies that her daughters are riding down a dirt road in Vermont

Rebecca Copans

Ben Schachner and a friend lift a timber to be raised in a small timber frame woodshed

Ben Schachner

Charlie Rollins

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Timber Frame in Costa Rica with David and Shannon

  • March 25-29, 2019
  • San Luis, Costa Rica

David and Shannon will head back to Costa Rica to teach a timberframing workshop, in partnership with the Sendero Pacifico trail network, in late March of 2019. This trail network connects the Monteverde Cloud Forest with the Gulf of Nicoya in the Pacific ocean, and this timberframe will become a casita that visitors to the San Luis Field station may stay in. Get in touch (a la our contact page) for more information. Learn more about the Sendero Pacifico »