About Wall Tent Woodworks
We started Wall Tent Woodworks in 2019 out of a passion for building, science, and climate change solutions.
Who we are
We are a wife-husband team that cares deeply about the Alaskan wilderness, climate change, and community.
Brie Van Dam is an atmospheric chemist (PhD, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado) who loves snow and northern regions. She spent five years leading the baseline environmental monitoring program at an ecological research station north of the Brooks Range. She now works in the nonprofit sector providing scientific support for community-led monitoring and climate change projects in the circumpolar north.
Stefan Milkowski moved to Alaska in 2005 and has worked as a newspaper reporter, weatherization technician, and carpenter. He is a journeyman carpenter with Carpenters Local 1243 and has studied timber-framing at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, MN and with instructors from TimberHomes Vermont and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. He serves on the board of the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.
Clyde (right) has raced in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. He’s retired now, but still gives it his all.
Vilde never made the A-team but runs fast and even pulls when she wants to.
The wall tent part
The canvas wall tent has a long history in Alaska, used for many years by miners, trappers, hunters, and travelers. While some of that history hasn’t been kind to natural resources, we wanted to honor this symbol of a life lived close to nature.
Contact us
Wall Tent Woodworks
License #146991

1495 Whistling Swan Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99712