I designed and built a home for my wife and myself near my shop in Lincoln. It’s a hybrid design, featuring a double-stud exterior wall of local, rough-sawn pine with interior structure framed with timber. This hybrid style can make a lot of sense for new house construction, combining the beauty and strength of timber framing with the efficiency of a locally-sourced double-stud envelope.
Although I usually limit my scope of work to just the timber frame, in this case I did almost everything from concrete to slate roof to brick masonry and frame-to-finish carpentry. It’s been a rewarding process and I may consider some whole-house projects in the future.