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Shelter Wise

est. 2012

SIMPLIFY ↔ DREAM ↔ CREATE

Shelter Wise is a specialty Design-Build firm providing unique dwelling services to people that seek to save energy and simplify their living spaces while displaying true craftsmanship for a better tomorrow

Made up of a team of unique building professionals with a passion for offering creative, high quality, energy-efficient and captivating dwelling spaces under eight hundred square feet

Based in Portland, Oregon, Shelter Wise embodies the pure beauty and independent spirit of the Pacific Northwest

ΞOUR TEAMΞ





Derin Williams

Builder, Designer

Derin is the inspiration and dreamer behind Shelter Wise as a true entrepreneur with creativity running through his veins. His roots are in providing Energy Efficiency services and Sustainable Building Advising where he spent 7 years practicing and learning prior to starting this business in 2012.


He has collaborated on over 20 small homes to date and is our catalyst for all things small-scale, captivating and creative. He is our resident Energy and Tiny Home expert. He is BPI Certified and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.







Andra Williams

Business Manager

Andra is the main gear that holds all of the moving parts of Shelter Wise together. She received a degree in Business Administration and Marketing at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and has enjoyed careers working in Marketing, Property Management and Motherhood.


As a “details” person she enjoys making all of the elements behind-the-scenes work together for a seamless and enjoyable process for each customer as well as providing occasional design assistance.