The Gambier

The Gambier

The award-winning Gambier prefabricated house package was the first in the Gambier series and was built on remote Gambier Island in British Columbia. Many people have told us that this does not look like a “prefab” home, which is a great compliment to our design,...
Beautiful Custom Hybrid Timber Frame Home

Beautiful Custom Hybrid Timber Frame Home

At Tamlin we love keeping in touch with our clients and hearing how they are enjoying their homes years later. This prefabricated house package was shipped to south central Washington State six years ago.  This home has a 2,080 square foot main floor with a 1,788...
New Plans – Coming Soon

New Plans – Coming Soon

Over the winter months, Tamlin was super busy working on 20 new designs for our house packages. We are so excited that the plans will be ready for launch soon on our website! Tamlin’s real uniqueness is the strength and experience of our in-house design technicians....
California Timberframe Retreat

California Timberframe Retreat

If you are passionate about wood structures, this custom Tamlin timber frame project will interest you for sure! Set in a California mountain location, this recreation center retreat has been designed with a solid Douglas Fir timber frame. Tamlin worked closely with...
Exterior Finishes

Exterior Finishes

Choosing the right exterior finishing material for your custom timber frame home is an important design choice that can be factored by personal preference, aesthetics, maintenance, and affordability. At Tamlin, traditional Western Red Cedar and Cement Board siding are...
Changing Building Codes and Timing

Changing Building Codes and Timing

A noteworthy trend in remote building locations is the increasing adoption of stricter construction guidelines. Sometimes this is due to energy code revisions, structural requirements (seismic zoning), development changes, or local adoption of tighter environmental or...
Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

The Discovery Ridge is one of Tamlin’s popular prefabricated house package models. This home built in Northern California was customized for the owner and includes a 1,775 square foot main living area with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a flex room built on a slab...
Southwest Colorado Gambier

Southwest Colorado Gambier

We are excited to share some of the first photos of this prefabricated house package, which was shipped in April of this year.  We had shipped the prefabricate garage package in July 2022, so when the house package was loaded onto 3 trucks and shipped to this client...
Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Established in 1977, Tamlin has 46 years of building experience in a diverse range of home building styles, and many of our projects are custom designed. These days, with higher building costs and more technical requirements for engineered drawings and building...
Tamlin’s Real West Coast Custom Home

Tamlin’s Real West Coast Custom Home

Vancouver Island is a vacation paradise on the west coast of Canada. With a spectacular range of sandy beach coastlines and rugged/rocky coastlines, the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet are on the west side of the island. Both picturesque towns offer the best in fishing,...
Benefits of Tamlin’s Preliminary Design Process

Benefits of Tamlin’s Preliminary Design Process

At some point in time as you plan your home building project it will be necessary to having drawings produced. In many cases, you may or may not be committed to a builder, architect, or design company, and you may not know where to start. It can often be a daunting...
Colorado Gambier with Garage

Colorado Gambier with Garage

At Tamlin, we work closely with our clients to identify potential issues and find workable solutions. In the case of this project, it was working the construction schedule around the Colorado winters. Our solution was to ship the garage and house package components...
San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

The San Juan Islands in Washington State are the perfect location for one of our West Coast Contemporary prefabricated house packages. The design of the Discover Ridge with its many windows that enhance the gorgeous landscape makes it the perfect home for these...
Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

As we move into fall, there is some great news — lumber prices have come back down to earth! The sudden spike in lumber prices earlier in the year was created by a housing and renovation boom which was fueled by low interest rates and people having time to work...