Studio Shed: After retiring from a world of crunching numbers for more than 30 years, Virginia Violin decided to devote more of her life to color.
Ever the artist, Virginia has always occupied her hands with some craft — sculpting, knitting, needlepoint and weaving have all been passions of hers at one point or another.
But it wasn’t until she retired from a career in accounting (she’s worked in the oil and telecom industries, and most recently was an accountant for the literary nonprofit Seattle Arts & Lectures) that she decided to get serious about her art.
The only problem was, she didn’t really have the space in her Vashon Island home to get that serious. Read more ›
The following interview is with Heidi Brunet the builder of the first Modern-Shed Dwelling. The Modern-Shed Dwelling, is a pre-fab, home-built by Modern-Shed. Modern-Shed recently launched its “Dwelling” line, which is an extension from its pre-fab “room” specialty. Heidi’s home is a full-sized family style home, and is being built in Dallas, Texas.
Q: How is the building process going thus far with your Modern-Shed Dwelling? There has been tremendous progress in the past couple of weeks – the foundation was poured, floors were installed, walls were built, and most recently the roof was added. Is the process as fast as you thought it would be? Have you come across any hiccups this early on in the process?
A: No. The entire shell of the house went up in 3 days with very basic tools. It was faster than I anticipated. Next week we will frame the internal walls in the house, assemble the carport, rough in electrical wiring throughout the house, install the fireplace and start putting up siding.
Modern-Dwelling: Everything’s bigger in Texas, including Modern-Shed.
Last fall, Modern-Shed embarked on the largest project the company has ever undertaken; Modern-Shed Dwelling, a nearly 2,100-square-foot H-shaped structure, with all the trappings of Modern-Shed’s sleek, simple design, but constructed on a much larger scale.
The new “shed” will be the first in a line of Modern-Dwellings that the company hopes to offer in the New Year, said Modern-Shed general manager Tim Vack.