Jim Schalles

Jim Schalles
Founder, Tallgrass Vernacular

Jim Schalles is based in Omaha, Nebraska where he advocates and offers traditional building techniques such as strawbale construction, earthen floors, clay based plasters and round wood framing from local lumber such as Eastern Red Cedar. He was educated in this trade while living on the West Coast where he worked and studied under a variety of teachers and tradesmen/women. Back in his home ecosystem of the Great Plains, he offers hands on educational training as well as contracted projects in the regional using our vernacular building materials. For more information on his work, please visit http://tallgrassvernacular.com.