Real Estate Services
If you're buying, selling, or planning to build a home, there are a myriad of questions.
When you work with Shelter, we help you find answers.
With many years of experience in homebuilding, from wielding a chainsaw to site planning and home design, we’ve taught thousands of people to build their own homes, renovated old farmhouses, and built more than a few timber frames with our own hands. This kind of knowledge helps us help you, and it’s unique.
We specialize in helping clients identify their needs and then find just the right property. Whether it is land or property with a home or garage already on it we keep a close tab on the market and what is available. We also provide site planning consultation.
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!!
February 10, 2014
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July 5, 2013
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