The Pinafore House

The Pinafore House

A Customized Ampersand House

A Customized Ampersand House

Zyl Vardos is a building company that specializes in forward-thinking, immediately appealing small structures. We have been in business since 2007, making us one of the most experienced builders in the field.

We offer a wide variety of original designs, or can create something completely new. Our workshop is located in Olympia, WA, USA and our structures can be shipped anywhere in the continental USA. 

Our designs are artistically conceived - then engineered and assembled to the highest standards. Utility systems are safe, functional and very efficient. For our interiors, we create customized hand-finished cabinetry, stairs, and woodwork. Zyl Vardos is widely known for our absolutely stunning handmade windows and doors. 

Our houses are an exceptional value for several reasons:

  1. They are built to last and made with very high-quality materials.
  2. They have stunning, timeless flow and style. Architectural elements are 'tuned' to harmonize with each other.
  3. Our integrated design-build process means that you can have the elements you want incorporated into your design without the astronomical price tag (we encourage you to compare our pricing with other tiny house builders.)

We have the best in-house 'concept to creation' ability of any tiny house builder and because of this, our structures are recognized worldwide as some of the most charming, memorable, and functional structures of their type.

The founder of Zyl Vardos, Abel Zyl, has 27 years of residential building experience. Abel is a founding member of the American Tiny House Association and is the consulting Board Member for construction and design. He and his work have been featured on HGTV, National Geographic News, Forbes Magazine, OPB’s State of Wonder, ADR Germany TV, The San Francisco Globe, and in the book Tiny Homes on the Move by Lloyd Khan. 

Abel is known for his educational, activist and informative efforts in the tiny house world. If you haven't caught him at a local library, tiny house festival, or live on YouTube -- you can book him for an instructional workshop or informational visual presentation. Please email us for booking or more information.

 

Abel Zyl at his office - the 'Squirrel Hut'

Abel Zyl at his office - the 'Squirrel Hut'