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About HouhaDesigns

Sales 11,657
On Etsy since 2013

About Us

Welcome to Houha Designs.
See Our Etsy Feature: https://blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-thomas-houha-designs

A little bit about us. We are a team of two, Tom Houha and Patty Mora. We have a home studio on six wooded acres near Portland Oregon. Surrounded by woods and wildlife we are appreciative that our Etsy shop has made it possible for us to work from home, explore our creativity and sell our products all over the world.

Tom is an architect and designer. Tom’s interest in geometry and model building inspired him to design fun little models to be given away as gifts to family and friends. As interest and popularity for his models grew he soon realized there was potential to produce his designs commercially.

Patty is an artist and photographer. She relocated from Austin Texas where she owned a successful photography studio for over ten years. Patty’s art and business skills complimented Tom’s design and technical skills, leading to the formation of Houha Designs. Patty is photographer, graphic designer and manager of the Etsy shop.

About our product: We create and sell model kits both geometric and architectural. We also have 3D laser cut cards. Our products are designed by us and are unique to our shop. After the design phase all parts are intricately and precisely cut by a laser one sheet at a time. We are responsible for every step of production from conception to shipping. We are thrilled to get positive compliments from our customers. It really makes all the hard work worth it.

We work long hours but enjoy the work and are fortunate to have a home studio. We have an unofficial office in Tom’s tiki treehouse (designed and built by Tom, of course) where you might find him from time to time enjoying a tropical beverage and dreaming up new products for Houha Designs.

We now offer wholesale. Inquiries welcome.

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  • Tom & Patty

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    We design and make all of our products in our home studio near Portland Oregon.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is the best glue to use for building my model kit?

We recommend 'Elmer's Glue All' white glue. Use sparingly just a few drops are necessary for each part.

What age group are models designed for?

Our model kits are fragile and take patience. Most can be assembled by adults and kids 14 years old and up. We do not recommend them for small children. Skill level is noted on each listing.

What if I destroy a part while building my model?

Send us a description or snap shot of the damaged part and we will replace it. Postage may be required for orders outside the USA.

What if my item is damaged during shipping?

This is a rare occurrence but if it happens send us a few snap shots of the damaged item and the packaging.