About Us

Poem Homes is a design-build company focused on reducing resource use in new home construction and showing how living in a smaller, more modest home makes way for a more satisfying life.

Sustainable design and connection to the natural world has inspired my life and my work since graduating from Madison College in 1986 with a degree in Architectural Technology.  After gaining experience in the field as a carpenter, land surveyor, estimator, and draftsman, I founded Amber Westerman Building Design in 1998 (amberwesterman.com).

Twenty years later and with over 100 new homes and over 500 total design projects under my belt, I obtained my certification as a Wisconsin Dwelling Contractor as well as certification as a Sustainable Building Advisor through HeatSpring.  I enjoy presenting workshops on design topics at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s (MREA) annual Energy Fair.

The first Poem Home will be built in 2019 in Spring Green, Wisconsin, a beloved village along the Wisconsin River in the heart of the Driftless Region.  I invite you to visit me and my crew as we build the first-ever net-zero home in our community.

Amber Westerman

Amber Westerman Building Design
178 1/2 North Iowa Street
Suite 204
Dodgeville, WI 53533


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