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,...
Custom “Discovery Ridge” Gulf Islands BC

Custom “Discovery Ridge” Gulf Islands BC

This 2100 square foot west coast contemporary home (including basement) was customized from Tamlin’s “Discovery Ridge Series” to meet the client’s needs on one of the smaller Gulf Islands in BC. As an off-the-grid home, the owner-builder approached Tamlin not only for...
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...
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...
Tamlin’s Showroom

Tamlin’s Showroom

At Tamlin, we understand the importance of being able to see, touch, and compare various products in our prefabricated house packages. Given that many of our homes are built in “remote” areas, throughout Canada and the USA, the viewings of finished homes...
Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

One of our favourite things to do is customize our standard prefabricated house packages for a client. Out design and sales teams really enjoy the creative process of making a dream home a reality. This three bedroom, two bathroom 1680 square foot home is currently...
Lakeside Timber Frame

Lakeside Timber Frame

You will notice the superior craftsmanship of this 2500 square foot hybrid timber frame home starting with the port-cochere as you drive up to the front door. The handcrafted Douglas fir timbers continue throughout the inside of the home and out onto the expansive...
Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

One of Tamlin’s specialties is using solid Douglas fir timbers in our prefabricated homes. This premier wood species from British Columbia is sought after as one of the best structural softwoods due to its strength, durability and appearance. Tamlin uses a special...
Alaska – Clear Lake

Alaska – Clear Lake

This model is one of Tamlin’s popular plans. Since the summer of 2020, Tamlin worked on modifying the home with the owners and we are happy to announce the “Clear Lake Alaska” has been shipped to Anchorage! Tamlin shipped this complete house package over 2,000 miles...
Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

With record prices of lumber in the news these days, the cost of building a home has increased. There are a number of reasons for these cost increases which include the COVID-19 pandemic, but the main reason is higher demand with a limited supply. Headlines in the...
Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Many of our clients who have taken the opportunity to work through permit plans and engineering with Tamlin during the Fall and Winter months are now in a great position to take advantage of setting up delivery schedules for their house packages once their building...
Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Built in Northern Minnesota near Lake Vermillion, one of the oldest towns in the Arrowhead Region, sits this brand new Discovery Ridge Home. This prefabricated house package was shipped on two trucks to a staging area and then transferred to smaller trucks for...