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We believe in collaboration and fostering strong partnerships with architects, contractors, and talented individuals seeking career opportunities. We are dedicated to creating exceptional spaces that inspire and enrich lives, and we value the contributions of our partners and employees. If you are looking to work with us, we offer various avenues for architects, contractors, and potential employees to join forces and contribute to our shared vision.

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Job Openings at Smiling Woods Yurts (Winthrop, WA)

We are looking for a Round Home Kit Builder at Smiling Woods Yurts. This is a full-time, in-person role in Winthrop, Washington. Ultimately, this role is responsible for producing Smiling Woods Yurts kits in a variety of sizes and configurations. This job falls under the supervision of the Shop Manager but is expected to perform a variety of manufacturing tasks independently. 

Shop work duties

  1. Parts & rafter cutting and assembly

  2. Wall panel building

  3. Window and insulation installation

An ideal candidate has the following values:

  • Safety

  • Quality

  • Self-starter

  • Collaborative

An ideal candidate has the following skills:

  • Familiarity with a variety of hand and power tools

  • Experience working in teams

  • Experience working in a production environment

This position involves the following additional physical tasks: 

  • Extensive lifting and sufficient strength to handle full sheets of plywood and long boards 

  • Operating forklifts and other mechanized equipment

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in CNC machine programming 

  • Experience in residential construction

  • Experience in a production woodworking shop (such as millwork / cabinetry, doors or windows, shelving, or furniture)

  • Experience in architectural design or engineering

  • Passion for round living and alternative building methods

Our Core Values:

Do Good Work - Create quality products, care for the community, and be

                                environmentally responsible.

Kaizen - Continuously improve, together, in all that we do.

Drive Out Fear - Nurture confidence, celebrate mistakes, celebrate learning, celebrate

                                risking something new.

Build Trust - With each other, our customers, our suppliers, and our community.

Pay range: $25-44 per hour expected starting range based on skills and experience, with raises commensurate with experience and efficiency.

To find out more about this opening, and learn how to apply, check out the job description.

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Architects and Designers

Are you an architect or designer looking to integrate round forms into your projects? Want the look of an old grain silo without the challenges of insulating and framing one? A circular reading room or library? Our panelized, yurt-inspired round home kits come in 5 standard sizes from 300 to 1200+ square feet, and are ready to be customized to your specifications. Let us know wall heights, siding choices, and window and door placement, and we can build the perfect round home kit -- whether as a cabin or single-family home, or an extension of a larger compound. Our design and engineering teams are ready to assist in bringing your round designs to life. With hundred of units on the ground, we are one of the foremost experts in round home design, engineering, and construction.

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Developers and Contractors

Are you a general contractor or framer already well-versed in assembling round homes, or ready to put up your first? We are always looking for qualified general contractors and framers around the United States and Canada who can help our clients bring their round home dreams to life. With a boom truck (or even just a reach forklift) and nimble crew, you can have a dried-in shell ready to start interior utilities and finish work in just a few days. While you get the hang of assembling our kits, our field staff and design consultants are always a phone call away (or are available to travel to sites).

For hospitality, school, affordable housing, and cabin / second home developers looking to reduce build timelines and offer unique accommodations (whether for meeting spaces, yoga studios, classrooms, retreat centers, short-term rentals, glamping, backcountry huts / yurts, cabins, or single family homes), Smiling Woods Yurts offer a variety of sizes to fit any space. Our yurts can be found at resorts and inns, boutique yurt B&Bs, campgrounds, ranches, schools, retreat centers, wedding venues, and housing developments across the US. We are familiar with working with outside design and engineering teams, lending our expertise in round building design and engineering as needed. For large orders or unique government funding situations, we can provide flexibility to make sure you have the yurts you need on terms that make sense for all parties involved.

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