We have received so many requests that we have added another SIPs Class to our schedule this year. Join us November 9, 2019 for one day class in which we detail the pros and cons of SIP construction and show you how best to build using SIPs.
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.
Custom built homes, open-plan kits, additions, barns, small buildings, and more!
If you are a high school or college student or recent graduate and you are interested in taking one of our classes, but cannot afford the tuition, please submit your application for the Patricia K Hennin Scholarship by May 4 for the 2019 scholarship. Download your application today!
Real Estate is like every other industry in Maine. This time of year through the end of January sees fewer activity but that means that it is a great time of year to consider the properties that are still on the market. If you don't see anything you like, ther will be an influx of property in February that will continue through the spring.
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