Gambier in Northern California

Gambier in Northern California

Finding the perfect piece of property can take weeks, months, or years.  Figuring out what to build on it and the perfect spot to situate your home can take a long time as well.  We always encourage our clients to pick the property first not the plan. ...
Remote Home in Sechelt, BC

Remote Home in Sechelt, BC

Designing for the best ocean views from all areas of the house was the focus from the very beginning of this project. This 1,800 square foot modern contemporary home, now at the drywall stage of construction,  is complete one level living at its best.   For...
Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Pender Island in the British Columbia Gulf Islands is a good island to build on because of ease of transporting goods due to regular ferry service and availability of trades people on the Island.  Even with these advantages, a pre-fabricated house package still...
Staging a Shipment

Staging a Shipment

Staging a Shipment On Site You have worked with Tamlin to design your perfect home, the permits are done, the foundation is in and you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your pre-fabricated house package. Now what? Staging your shipment. Not everyone will have the...
Remote Ranger Cabin

Remote Ranger Cabin

The rugged coastal wilderness at the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada is home to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Established in 1973, the park has about 30 kilometers of remote beaches. A 6 hour hike from the trailhead brings you to Nels Bight,...
Gleneagles Golf Course

Gleneagles Golf Course

  Open since 1927, Gleneagles golf course is greater Vancouver’s fifth oldest continuously operated public golf course. In 2008/2009 the District of West Vancouver undertook a major restoration and addition to the Gleneagles buildings. Tamlin was honoured to be...
John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter

John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter

John Lawson Park on the beach in West Vancouver is a huge part of the history and heritage of the area. In 1872, Navy Jack Thomas, West Vancouver’s first non-native resident, built his home there and in 1905, John Lawson, the “father” of West Vancouver, settled in the...
Tamlin Timber Frame Shipment to “TUK”

Tamlin Timber Frame Shipment to “TUK”

Where is Tuktoyaktuk? Tamlin Homes recently shipped two custom Douglas fir timber frame picnic shelters to the North West Territories. If you are not familiar with this hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk is a small settlement with a population of about 1,000 and is the only...
Custom West Coast Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada

Custom West Coast Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada

Flexible Design This 4,000 square foot, three story home was custom designed in 2016-2017 for a young professional couple in Whistler, British Columbia. They wanted the flexibility to live in the home and expand their space as their family needs grew. At the same time...
Factory Production of Timber Frame

Factory Production of Timber Frame

Export Timber House Packages from Canada to the USA The quality of Tamlin’s timber frame structures, which are part of our “export house packages”, is one of the reasons why Tamlin is considered one of the leaders in the industry.  Tamlin has its own factory...
Tamlin’s First Green Roof

Tamlin’s First Green Roof

What is a green roof? About a year ago our clients came to us with an idea for a small cabin package on their property on one of BC’s Gulf Islands. They loved our contemporary rancher with its expanse of windows and modern contemporary timber frame feel but wanted...
Finding & Choosing the Right Builder

Finding & Choosing the Right Builder

Building a New Home is One of the Biggest Investments in a Lifetime Having the Right Builder can make all the Difference! Here are some helpful hints when considering the contractor of choice: 1) Check current building projects in the area and throughout your area –...