This is a brief video that introduces the work and mission behind Moksha Woodwork Designs.
Dwellings for the Unhoused
These are some of the beautiful bare bones designs that I have been putting together for people on the streets. This has been the most rewarding work that I have ever done, allowing me to express myself artistically and serve those who are really in need. This current project will consist of 10 different dwellings and 10 different designs. My hope is that this is just the beginning, and that I will continue to build these structures for future sanctioned developments, as well as provide job training for those who are interested in developing these skills.
This building project was developed in collaboration with Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provided volunteer and outreach support and over $6,000 in funding for building materials.
Price $19,000 78 sq. ft.
This model is called the Incubate, and it is designed and built by Moksha Woodwork Designs. It has a two burner Atwood cook stove, sink with gravity feed facet, four LED light sconces, large sold maple kitchen counter and maple sliding cabinet doors, the sofa folds out into a full size bed, two large trunk storage cabinets behind sofa, and Doug Fir plywood interior paneling. The exterior is a mix of salvaged and new redwood and cedar siding, 26 gauge galvanized sheet metal covers the arch roof and sides, two Doug Fir french doors, 3' x 4' pvc sliding double pane window, redwood steps, redwood bent lamination canopy frame (can be disassembled for road travel), 18oz pvc canvas canopy, built on a 12' Carson utility trailer.
This project is a backyard art studio set on a hill in San Francisco's Noe Valley. It was a collaborative design between myself and the client. The large expanse of windows blur the line between indoors and outdoors, which has become a reoccurring theme in many of my designs. The redwood tree to the left, conceals the tree house that has been integrated with the top of the structure. This project is also representative of the fusion of Modern, Craftsmen, and Japanese influences that are prominent in my designs.
This project is a backyard home office in Oakland California. The Cedar Studio is one of my more basic designs the with cedar siding upgrade. This design features interior is birch plywood walls, douglas fir door, maple desk cabinetry and shelving and corrugated metal shed roof. The dimensions of the structure are 10' x 12'.
The Cabana was the first tiny home I built. I built it 7 years ago as means of creating an affordable beautiful place for myself to live. It is the home that I continue to live in and appreciate today. It is an affordable cost efficient design that does not sacrifice comfort and beauty.
This was a project that I designed and built for the city of San Francisco. It is the center piece of a rehabilitated public open space with a community garden, skate park, play structures, art installations, and basket ball courts. The Pavilion practically acts as a central meeting and relaxing space, as well as an aesthetic contribution with its sculptural form.
These are all various designs that I have worked on and intend to build. I have really appreciated the opportunity to create new and experimental structures, and to take the skills that I have developed in wood working and apply them to my own aesthetic vision.
The Abide is the first in a line of tiny homes we call the Window Seat Line. The Abide is 50 sq. ft. It includes a two burner stove, a small sink, 6 LED light sconces, and a bench seat that folds out into a full size bed. It has fully insulated walls and roof, double pain windows, a birch plywood interior, a Maranti marine grade ply exterior, and removable arch canopies for easy road travel. The Abide is comfortable for one or two people.
This prototype was inspired by the budding art homeless shelter movement that has recently arrived in the Bay Area, thanks to the creative efforts of people like Greg KloehnI. I took the opportunity to create a couple of very tiny home prototypes, from largely salvaged materials, that would be donated to low income individuals. The benches on the inside fold down into a bed as a means to multipurpose a very small space. These structures also gave me a chance to illustrate some of my design ideas.
Micro Salt Box
This prototype was inspired by the budding art homeless shelter movement that has recently arrived in the Bay Area, thanks to the creative efforts of people like Greg Kloehn. I took the opportunity to create a couple of very tiny home prototypes, from largely salvaged materials, that would be donated to low income individuals. The benches on the inside fold down into a bed as a means to multipurpose a very small space. These structures also gave me a chance to illustrate some of my design ideas.
I have spent 15 years building fine furniture and cabinetry. these are examples of some of the pieces that I built while working for Custom Furniture Design. Custom woodworking has tested my ability to find creative solutions for unique projects, while utilizing farmiliar forms of efficient production flow. Honing this balance over the years has been a rewarding challenge.