Chris Sawey
Artist/Designer/Builder/Maker

With an art degree from Emerson College in Boston. MA, Chris always knew a role allowing him to create full-time was where he truly belonged. After traveling the country full-time in his self-built tiny-home post graduation from art school. Chris spent over a year on the road documented his journey using the popular hashtag - #HomeIsWhereYouParkIt. Finally settling in Austin, Chris started his first business designing and building old, run-down vintage campers, most recognized today as the 5-star reviewed vacation resort known as "Austin-Glamping." From there, Chris honed-in his skills and created a design and construction firm business converting school buses and utility-vans, sharing his love for well-build tiny-spaces and life enjoyed on the road. The name of the company inspired from the old familiar hashtag from his travels, known today as #HomeIsHowYouBuildIt. The rest, as they say, is history.

Awards
Best of Houzz 2020 - Client SatisfactionBest of Houzz 2019 - Client SatisfactionRecommended on Houzz100 Ideabook Saves
Testimonials
14 Reviews
Erica Juell
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2020

Chris was super fast to respond to our project request. He scheduled a meeting to come by our house one day after connecting. From the first meeting to the very last day of our project he has been a p...Read More

gchavez_07
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2019

Chris was so easy to work with and I enjoyed every minute with him. Super fast to reply to emails and texts and beyond patient. As far as his work, I wouldn’t know where to start. He took time to get ...Read More

Amy Girouard
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2019

Amazing job! After seeing a feature wall in my friend's home, I reached out to Chris. He was able to tell my style immediately and came up with a few drawings. He came to my house and scanned my ro...Read More

Adam/Mandee Klenk
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Sep 2019

By the time we had our call with Chris, this was our third attempt to find the perfect designer. Even before we got off the call, my wife was mouthing to me, “He's our guy, we are making it work, I do...Read More

Mae Steele
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2019

Chris did a really nice job of remodeling our bathroom from the ground up. The final room looked like the renderings, so we knew what to expect along the way. He was communicative about everything fro...Read More

Lisa Jammer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2019

Chris is a top notch professional! He listened to my vision and developed a stellar design. Chris showed up daily with a positive attitude and a spirit of excellence. I highly recommend him for any pr...Read More

Steven Moore
Relationship: ClientProject Date: May 2018

Working with Chris was excellent, from start to finish. We hired him to redo our entire kitchen - cabinets, countertop, sink and faucet, floors, paint, even removing a couple of walls to relocate the ...Read More

Eunice C
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2019

Chris was easy to collaborate with. He worked on two projects for me — an accent wall (smoothing our dry wall, trim design and attachment, paint) and a pony wall in the master (drywall + wood shelves)...Read More

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