This house is designed and built lt by John Hilmer. It has a bell swoop at the bottom and finishes at the top with a beautiful cupola that is utilized to vent the building.
The house is made of hemlock and pine from the woods of Maine and sawn by a local sawyer in Athens, Maine.
Since it is almost only wood and nails the building releases minimal off gases. No harmful glues and plastics are used. The building is built using mostly hand tools so as to lower the carbon footprint of the builders and customer. The walls are sheathed with boards the old-fasioned way so no ply wood is used that contains harmful glue.
A boot is installed in the roof to accept a stove pipe and a wood stove can be installed immediately after it is built. The inside can be lived in immediately or it can be insulated and finished by either the home-owner or the builder. The board siding/sheathing is beautiful on the inside to look at if left natural if the customer decides not to insulate it.
It is a beautiful and well built building that can be erected anywhere in the U.S. for $20,000 plus $4.00/mile outside of Maine. After a order is made the building can usually be erected on your site within a month. You can contact the builder through their website hilmerbuildinganddesign.com or by calling 508-332-9721.