Chris Sawey

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.

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11 Reviews
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

Ryan McMillin
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2018

Chris is a top notch professional, he was quick, on point and very affordable, I’d use him again and would recommend him to all my friends..Read More

Alice Anderson
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Aug 2018

I had first met Chris after coming across some of his work on social media. I recently purchased a property in central Austin, and was in desperate need of finding both an interior designer, and a con...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Nov 2018

Chris was hired to help us build two small sales centers. Both times he was extremely good at communicating with us - always available and able to give us updates on progress sometimes by sending a v...Read More

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