Behind the Scenes
The Handbuilt Mission
If you have met Dalton Paley, the founder of Handbuilt, and you were told the idea for the company started during a debate about where new ideas come from it would likely not surprise you.
simplaWe started by telling the story of an off-grid home long before van-life became a thing, it was also the story of how following your dreams relentlessly will inevitably lead you were you’re suppose to be. And while the volume of work we have created has fluctuated year to year, the mission has not.
We seek to tell compelling stories whether they are about living simply in the mountains or growing into old age with a life partner. We’d like to keep doing that and we hope that if you’ve read this far, you might go a little further and give us a buzz to help tell your story.
Meet The Team
Owner / Director
Photographer / Lifter of Spirits
Sam does her own thing real well and we are periodically graced with her gifted ability to see the big picture.
Director / Sound Engineer
Danny is the guy you’d be lucky to have on every production you do, he can make what is being created sound real good, and also do about everything else on set.
Producer / Director
Already an award winning director as a founder of MakeWild.co, Tyler occasionally steps in to make our dreams a reality.
Producer / Project MGMT
Zara is a herder of creatives with expansive vision. She has basically seen it all from her work at little know companies like Apple, Facebook, and the Dallas Cowboys.