Ben Schachner

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

Ben grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, spending most of his free time bouncing a ball around his family’s apartment. After attending the University of Vermont and graduating with a degree in Geology, Ben split his time between working in UVM’s Spatial Analysis Lab, editing computer-generated land cover maps, and working for a contractor. After moving to Colorado for a year, working on custom homes, Ben moved back to Vermont to continue working in the construction industry, ultimately finding a place for himself at TimberHomes in March 2019.

Ben is excited to learn more about the construction details behind a full timber-framed house build, along with the processes behind being part of and maintaining a business co-operative. The all-star cast of characters at TimberHomes and abundance of baked treats has made life at TimberHomes incredibly enjoyable so far.

A weekend well spent will usually include a greasy breakfast and time spent either mountain biking or skiing.