Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Treehouse Guy on DIY Network has Yestermorrow Roots

Former Yestermorrow instructor and longtime friend of the school, James “B’fer” Roth, has hit the big time as co-star of “The Treehouse Guys” airing on the DIY Network. 

B'fer's introduction to treehouse building was as a team member of the crew that designed and built Yestermorrow's (now defunct) wheelchair accessible treehouse. That project was a prototype for the fledgling Forever Young Treehouse organization, with which B'fer than played a major role as a designer and builder of numerous universally accessible treehouses in camps and public parks. He has more recently continued that work for a variety of clients as a member of the Treehouse Guys, with building partner Chris Haake.

In 2013, they were approached by the DIY Network about starring in a show, and the rest is history. A pilot was filmed and aired in 2014, and a full six-episode season is currently airing on Tuesday nights.  B'fer and Chris are now zig-zagging around the country building spectacular treehouses for clients in Florida, California, Hawaii, and points in between, and getting to show off the design/build process to the masses of wannabe treehouse builders and owners each week. Tune in and get inspired!