Exterior, Tiny Home Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Shed RoofLine When the Ferguson Sauder family—parents Meg, a school counselor, and Tim, a design instructor, plus kids Cole, Olive, and Asher—wanted a multifunctional backyard addition, they decided to build it themselves. Two Liftoff chairs by Tim Miller, one of Tim’s former students, surround an oil-drum fire pit set in granite dug up on the property. On the deck, the Panamericana chair is by Industry of All Nations.  Photo 1 of 8 in A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget