CUSTOM BUILT HOMES. OPEN-PLAN KITS. ADDITIONS, BARNS, AND SMALL BUILDINGS.As a design build company, we take a truly integrated approach to the design, engineering, fabrication and raising of your structure. In our 38-year history as teachers and builders of fine post and beam homes and barns, we have continued to refine all aspects of our process to provide you with the most efficient structures, most beautifully.
SHELTER DESIGN BUILD SERVICESOur clients enjoy full access to our in-house engineering and building services. We will guide you through structural options, costs, and timeframes so you can choose solutions that make sense. We offer site planning, floor plan design, and engineering services for your project. We work with you to develop and define your vision. Schedule an appointment today to begin designing your new structurally-engineered timber frame, barn, garage, addition, or any structure you can imagine, which we can design, cut, deliver, and raise.
- Design and site consulations
- Detailed two-dimension or three-dimension elevations and floor plans with 3-D virtual walk-throughs Timber frame manufacture and shipping
- Frame assembly
- Frame enclosure with traditional purlin and plank for uninsulated buildings
- Frame enclosure with Structural Insulated Panels for super-insulated buildings
- Metal roof installation
- Window and door installation
- Siding and trim installation
After taking their Design & Build course, I had the confidence to build this timber frame house, from a version of their stock plans. And you will too.
We drove thirteen hours through a blizzard to take the timber framing course and it was worth it. You can tell this family has been teaching people since the 70's. 70's?! These guys are great. I hope to be back to learn but just saying "HI" would be a win. They've probably mapped out every minute of the week for the students but it still feels relaxed. Best of all, I can say with confidence, I can build a house. A timber structure. And I will
Excellent course on house building. Teaches about every aspect of house including good design principles.
Shelter is a phenomenal resource of skill, intelligence, and good people. I took the two week design/build course and it was wonderful. I left with the confidence to assess my own home and any future home that I may build or purchase. Shelter is the real deal.
Instructors make sure their lectures are clear and understandable to the students. Great follow through.
Nothing can beat the hands-on experience that my daughter and I enjoyed for three weeks at the shelter institute. I have kept in touch ever since. I am disappointed that I cannot leave a comment on Pats chainsaw videos. The system does not seem to acknowledge our presence.
As a second generation carpenter/joiner Shelter Institute's online course is a must for all who are interested in Timber Framing and the enjoyment of life.
I have found the team to be responsive, caring and helpful. A pleasure to deal with.
So far our online courses are phenomenal!!! We love Pat, Gaius, and Blueberry! Gabe is pretty awesome too!!
October 15, 2020
In this fifth video of our Chainsaw Video Series, Pat covers his favorite way of sharpening. A sharp chainsaw is a safer chainsaw, and way more fun to use! Whether you want more performance, or longevity out of your chain, Pat will go over the different variables when it comes to sharpening, and help you understand some of the core principles.
October 15, 2020
We are well into the second week of class winding up a rousing day of Wiring taught by Pat Hennin , Blueberry Beeton wrapped up our Monday with Model-Framing. Tomorrow starts bright and early with a window installation and water-proofing workshop with Gaius Hennin
October 15, 2020
We are thrilled to welcome 30 (smaller than our typical maximum to continue to support social distancing) students to our Two Week Design Build Class. It has been a historic two years since our last Design Build Class and we are so grateful for the continued interest in our classes and the opportunity to welcome these folks to Shelter and our philosophies of designing and building. #thinkbuildlive