We are committed to protecting the environment through our selection of sustainable materials — a commitment that is directly linked to our goal of simplifying our clients’ lives.
Just starting out “Tiny” is 90 percent of the solution: Twenty-four to forty percent of the solid waste stream in the U.S. is from construction and demolition. Living in a smaller, more efficient home greatly limits this waste and energy consumption.
Many of the wood materials that we select are locally harvested and milled. Here in the Northwest, we have one of the largest lumber resource bioregions in the world, allowing us to select lumber that can be locally and sustainably milled and harvested.
Our Pine is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified and our wood windows are SFI (Sustainable Forest Initiative) certified. All of our cedar siding, battens, and trim are locally milled six miles from our shop. In addition to our butcher block countertops, we offer post-consumer products.
On an average, Americans spend 90 percent or more of their time indoors, much of it in their homes. Indoor levels of pollutants can be two to five times higher, and occasionally more than 100 times higher, than outdoor levels.
To ensure a healthy indoor environment, we limit, or eliminate, our use of glues, paints, stains and products that use toxins. When we must use them, we use only low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) products, and we use only formaldehyde-free EcoBatt insulation. We also recognize the need for healthy air circulation and provide strategically placed operable windows and exhaust fans.