Person of Interest: Matt Wolpe is building a better chicken coop
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
05 March 2013
Photo: Matt Wolpe
The fabrication shop's Senior Mechanician Matt Wolpe was recently featured on the UC Berkeley NewsCenter website. Wolpe's exciting work with redesigning backyard chicken coops has culminated in the new book, Reinventing the Chicken Coop, co-authored with Kevin McElroy. The book features 14 original designs which include kensington 'cupe', novella's coop, stoop coop, and coopsicle which include step-by-step building instructions and techniques. The feature also includes Wolpe's 104 square feet home complete with kitchen, fireplace, hot water, and sleeping loft. Wolpe and McElroy are co-partners of Just Fine Design/Build and their book is available through Storey Publishing.