Frequently Asked Questions
About T House
|CAN AT HOUSE LIVE IN A ROUGH CLIMATE?|
|YES. We have T Houses all
the way from Wisconsin to Hawaii.
The roof is attached with bugees and given a little in storms, it can also be easily removed and used as a tarp over the floor.
Of course in stormy areas precautions should be made to secure it.
The T HOUSES LOVES NATURE ALL YEAR.
|IS THE ROOF MADE OF CANVAS?|
|NO... its a much better fabric than canvas.
T roof material is mildew resistant waterproof and warranteed for 5 years and should last many more in most location.
It is a fabric designed to protect boats so it is very sun and weather resistant.
|HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY SITE?|
|The T House required only
a level pad for each post.
These can be beautiful stones, or concrete blocks.
They must all be at the same level. Under the T House you can have dirt, a stream, rocks, pea pebblees, decomposed granite, woodchips etc.
To match your landscaping. UNLEVEL or SLOPING GROUND requires that all footings brought up to one level to allow for ground slope.
If you are building on a hill sometimes it is possible for us to supply different length posts to maintain a level floor.
|DO I NEED TO POUR CEMENT FOOTINGS INTO THE GROUND?|
|NO, not unless you are on a very steep slope or suceptible
to high winds.
In these cases we will supply a footing drawing showing the type of tie-down recommended.
|CAN I ASSEMBLE IT MYSELF?|
|YES, in just half a day for the Original T,
others may take a day or two. One person can do it, but we recommend
having two persons for some parts.
It comes with a fun and easy instruction book.
You can make the assembly into a barn raising party. It can be empowering to do it yourself.
|IS A PERMIT REQUIRED?|
|NO. These T Houses is usually
beneath square footage limit and as it has a fabric roof and no permanent
foundation it is considered more a tent.
These maybe Homeowner CCand RS in some private estates.
|DO WE DELIVER AND INSTALL?|
|YES. We deliver anywhere in the country and we provide and
installation service in southern and Central California.
CONTACT US FOR RATE QUOTE.
|CAN I PURCHASE WITH A CREDIT CARD|
|At present we have decided to keep down the T
House price by not accepoting credit card payments.
We accept checks made out to Tony Gwilliam c/o T HOUSE, PO Box 1235, Ojai, CA 93024
|DO YOU HAVE A SHOWROOM I CAN VISIT?|
|NO. But if you are interested in seeing finished T
houses we can usually arrange this with exiting users.
You can either check with us to find examples in your area or you can visit with us and we can show you T Houses around Ojai.
We recommend that you visit our website and see some of the many T Houses
|WHAT IS THE FINISH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD IT BE RE APPLIED?|
|We use a waterbased Cabot Pacific Redwood stain on all the
Douglas Fir parts and a Cabot Australian oil on the redwood floor.
If the surfaces seem to need a little lift just apply another coat. Its mainly in the parts where the bright sun hits that will need attention.
Once a year is the most that you will need to touch up.
|CAN THE T HOUSE BE DISASSEMBLED IF WE ARE MOVING HOUSE?|
|NO problem, just unbolt the pieces and reassemble it at its
If you are moving a short distance 4 people can usually carry it.
For current information about any of the Structures & Options profiled on these "Legacy Web Pages,"
or give us a call anytime at: (805) 646-7355
East-West TeaHouse - P.O. Box 923 - Ojai, California 93024