Back to the source of life! Kidsonroof wishes to re-connect modern life with nature, rediscovering basic values. Kidsonroof offers an ecological approach to the act of playing. Stimulating creativity and imagination lies at the heart of Kidsonroofs products.
Kidsonroof was established in 2005 by Romy Boesveldt (NL 68) and Ilya Yashkin (RUS 67). Together with their 3 kids and their little friends they manage a permanent testlab where new ideas keep coming up. A few weeks per year they go back to an oldfashioned simplicity when spending time in their little shed in the southern French mountains without electricity or running water.
Ilya has been trained as an architural designer (Marchi in Moscow and Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His designs are ingeniously three dimensional and very associative. Romy takes care of the conceptual development and styling.
A Yankee Barn starts with the vision of its homeowner. Working with our design team, homeowners create a unique Yankee Barn to fit their lifestyle and property. Each Yankee Barn is then built from the finest materials one at a time.
We craft the post and beam from strong, kiln-dried doug fir timbers, and construct the wood framed True Wall, and True Roof panels, along with specialty millwork, in the protected and controlled environment of our workshop. We construct nearly all of the components in our shop, then pack the Yankee Barn for shipment to the site. Our goal with this process is to make building a custom dream home as quick and stress free as possible for our clients.