Shelter is committed to empowering you to create a better way to live. We offer design build services, custom and kit timber frames, real estate brokerage, fine woodworking tools, accredited classes in home design and construction and more.
At Shelter, we have been an industry leader in evolving durable, adaptable, energy-concious building techniques since 1974.
Think. Build. Live.
SHELTER DESIGN BUILD
Your home should free you.
Shelter Design Build offers a full suite of design build and engineering services. From custom-designed and super-insulated timber frame homes and structures, to Hennin Post and Beam pre-designed, finely crafted timber frame kits, or consulting services for your building project, Shelter Design Build is your source for innovative yet practical building solutions that reflect your lifestyle and goals. Read more...
Hard-to-Find Tools. Easy to Find.
At Shelter, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. These tools, toys, and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. We have an extensive selection of find hand tools and supplies for timber framing, furniture making, turning, carving, general carpentry, and more.
"They take the mystery out of building" - Time Magazine
Shelter Institute classes will empower you. For over 35 years, we’ve been teaching people how to build, renovate, general contract, or simply how to live better in their homes.
We take a common-sense approach toward teaching and building. You'll learn by experience. We integrate timeless tools and traditional techniques with cutting-edge knowledge and technology. Read more...
Listening is our specialty.
At Shelter Realty we'll help you find the right piece of land suitable for building or a fine and livable home. Potential clients or students who want to listtheir precious home or land will find a dedicated advocate for their investment. Shelter represents clients throughout the Midcoast Maine region.
We stock a broad selection of hand carving tools from all over the world. This beautiful hand pruner is made by Opinel and the same quality and durability you see in the pocket knives is evident in these pruners.
New Englander Ready for a Renovation Wiscasset, ME
Beautiful New Englander equipped with solar electric panels, off street parking, city water and sewer in Historic Downtown Wiscasset. Ready for your full renovations. Currently a duplex but could be made into a single family home or preserved as a multi-family.
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