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
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 »