Work with Us
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.
Job openings at Smiling Woods Yurts
We are looking for a 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
Parts & rafter cutting and assembly
Wall panel building
Window and insulation installation
An ideal candidate has the following values:
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 timbers
Operating forklifts and other mechanized equipment
Bonus points for:
Experience in CNC machine programming
Experience in residential construction & carpentry
Experience in architectural design
Passion for round living and alternative building methods
Our Core Values:
Be Wildly Profitable - It’s what allows us to do the rest.
Do Good Work - Create quality products, care for the community, and be
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: $24-37 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.
Architects and Designers
Are you an architect or designer looking to integrate round forms into your projects? Want the look of a silo without the challenges of insulating and framing one? Our panelized kits come in 5 sizes from 320 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 part of a larger compound. Our design and engineering teams are ready to help bring your round designs to life.
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 world who can help our clients bring their dreams to life. With a boom truck and nimble crew, you can have a dried-in shell in 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). For developers looking to reduce build timelines and offer unique accommodations (whether for meeting spaces, yoga studios, classrooms, retreat centers, short-term rentals, glamping, or housing), Smiling Woods Yurts offer a variety of sizes to fit any space. Our yurts can be found at resorts and inns, campgrounds, ranches, schools, and housing developments across the US.