Singletree Small Outbuildings

Designed and Built by
Peter Haney


Your project can include architecturally interesting features, such as traditional "timber frame" elements (a typical timber frame mortise and tenon, pegged joint is illustrated at the right). Log details, elegant trim and siding, sod or a "living roof", and cordwood walls are just a few possible options, making your new outbuilding a functional and decorative focal element in your landscape.

Inspiration and images of sod/living roofs and cordwood walls can be found through a search engine review. Please visit my website, for more information and examples of timber frame construction. Visits to my new timber frame addition are welcome. Please call 970-482-1366 for an appointment.

Structural options range from bare-bones "stick frame" construction, using store bought dimensional lumber or, better yet, locally harvested and milled lumber and, if possible, recycled materials, in the construction of an outbuilding with customized, artistic features.

Gable roof, stick-frame studio/workshop built by Peter Haney

Options & Pricing:

The following estimated price of the least expensive 120 square foot outbuilding is intended to provide an example of my pricing structure. No permit is required for this size building. This estimate is based upon a basic, well-built, "gable" roof outbuilding, delivered and installed within a 5-mile radius of downtown Fort Collins. A lower cost "shed" roof design is also available.

Features include:

  • 6" roof eave overhang
  • Pressure treated "skid foundation" and pressured treated floor system
  • 4' x 6' reinforced door with keyed locking handle
  • One 2' x 3' window
  • "LP Smart Side" siding (pre-primed)
  • Corner, door, and window trim (pre-primed)
  • Roof eave fascia (pre-primed) and drip edge
  • Galvanized corrugated steel roof
  • Approximate Price: $2,275
    (Prices subject to change)

    Upgrades, such as extra windows, sky light, vents, finish paint, shelving, and much more are available at additional costs. If desired, expert advice on integrating your new outbuilding into your landscape is available from a recommended professional horticulturalist.

    Instruction in specific basic carpentry skills required in the construction of your new outbuilding is also available at an additional cost of $35 per hour.

    You will receive a packet of information at your FREE 1-1/2 hour initial consultation, which will include a copy of the City of Fort Collins "Residential Detached Outbuilding Regulations" a "Location And Design Checklist", and a list of references.

    PETER HANEY: owner of Singletree Small Outbuildings, has been operating a workshop program at the Colorado State University Mountain Campus, Pingree Park, since 1986, which has offered classes in traditional log construction and timber framing. Peter is a member of the Timber Framers Guild. For more information on Peter is work and timber framing examples, please visit his website,

    Peter HaneyPeter attended college in Mexico, and later served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Solomon Islands, Southwest Pacific, where he taught, among other subjects, basic construction and carpentry skills. From 1983 until 1986, Peter was a horse logger in the summers and built small log cabins the rest of the year. He has built custom log structures in Russia, Argentina, and Peru and organized two timber framing workshops in Argentina.

    Peter has been a builder and woodworker for over 35 years. A Colorado native, Peter's grandfather built the playhouse shown above for his daughter, Peter's mother, in 1915. This playhouse remains in the family and has been the source of great joy and fond memories for the family and neighborhood kids for decades.

    Sauna built by Peter Haney

    Small scale outbuildings add both function and charm to any setting. If properly designed and built, they can also enhance your property value. This is especially true of custom-built small out-buildings. Once you've enjoyed the extra space an outbuilding provides, you'll wonder how you managed without this backyard addition.

    I offer the construction of small out-buildings and can help you design the following projects to match your needs and budget:

  • Playhouses
  • Garden sheds
  • Studios
  • Meditation spaces
  • Storage sheds
  • Detached office space
  • Saunas
  • Chicken coops
  • "Tumbleweed Tiny Houses:"
  • . . . and much more
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