About Us

T. Pepper Clayton...a detailed orientated building science engineer and builder who co-designed and completed a 3 story post & beam home utilizing a 160-year old barn. In 2018 he complete an 1,180 sq. ft. earth berm home, that is known far & wide as "The Best of Hobbit Houses'.  A  jack of all trades he also installed all systems in these builds. He was employed at the University of Colorado, a 11.5 million square-foot campus in Boulder as an engineer, energy efficiency technician, commissioning & decommissioning inspector.  As a green builder, he has studied and installed alternative power systems. He holds a certificate in Permaculture and Solar Power Installation. He has extensive experience in both residential and commercial property management.

Cynthia Clayton...is a generalist designer with a master's degree in Critical & Creative Thinking (UMass Boston). Before her design/build projects, Barn to Home & The Hobbit House, she completed with her husband, she fixed and flipped houses in Atlanta for over 10 years, during this time she was a fine-art photographer and owned a photography studio which she designed and renovated with her partner. As a product designer she won an exclusive license for her product in the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympics. She has extensive experience as a property manager for both residential and commercial real estate. She has a certificate in Permaculture , Edible Forest Gardens, Transpersonal Psychology, Wellness Counseling and has studied Near Death Experiences for decades, and as an ordained Interfaith Minister has written books on the topic of consciousness survival.

Cynthia & Pepper have been happily married for 21 years and have beaten the old adage,  "Build a house, loose a spouse".
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