what we do

Adventures in upcycling, making stuff and living sustainably.

We are Judes and Eli, a wife-husband team of makers, outdoor adventurers and Steampunkers. Living in North Lake Tahoe, we take inspiration from nature, our fellow makers and our environmentally-conscience mountain community.

We believe in upcycling, which is taking something old and making something new and better. Used objects have a history, their own character and value… so we believe they should be reused instead of taken to the landfill.

Obtainium = that which can be obtained instead of consuming new.

We can teach you how to use obtainium in imaginative and unconventional ways. We offer assistance multiple areas.

Building Design

architectural design
drafting
engineering
permitting
responsible deconstruction and disposal
using upcycled building materials

Upcycled Design

home interiors
home interior sewing
outdoor and indoor gardening
clothing design, cosplay & sewing
art & craft making
heirloom restoration and repurposing

Through consultations, workshops and one-on-one DIY assistance, we help our clients reuse existing resources in creative ways. Our mission is to empower others by teaching new skills, sharing new ways of thinking and building confidence.

We can help you find your Building Confidence.