Welcome! We are Jill + Kayla Haupt. Together we own Under a Tin Roof, a small business built around our love of all things handmade, country living, and our bond as mother and daughter.
After living most of our lives in the Midwest, we decided to pack up and take an adventure to the South in Houston, Texas. As much as we enjoyed the change of pace, there was an even bigger part of us that wanted to be back in the land that we call home. We are now located in Kalona, Iowa, a farm town with German/Swiss roots and one of the largest Amish communities in the United States. We love seeing the horse and buggies drive past our house everyday!
Jillian Haupt & Co. began in 1997 when Jill started out painting custom murals in people's homes. Twenty years later, the division Under A Tin Roof was created when Kayla's son Tad was born. We decided to go into business together. Coupled with Jill's creative genius and Kayla's love of writing, our blog and products were made into a reality.
We design and create handmade clothing, accessories, and home decor. Jill is an expert seamstress and graphic designer. She dreams up our clothing designs and illustrates our printed graphics. Kayla is a fiber artist and creates our weavings and embroidery. She also writes our blog and handles our social media.
Each of our products is designed to give you a memory of the way dry goods used to be made - by hand! We want to give you a fresh take on the beauty that is authentic, handmade goods.
About Our Blog!
After moving to the Iowa countryside, our family fell in love with the idea of living sustainably. Our dream of having a cottage-style kitchen garden is coming to life equipped with a tiny greenhouse and a flock of backyard chickens. We hope to inspire others to live more sustainably, learn where their food comes from, and return to living a more simplified lifestyle.
On our blog you will find topics such as gardening, herbalism, rustic recipes, botanical recipes, motherhood, eating whole foods, DIY projects, and events geared towards our business. The main focus of our blog is to share our journey in sustainable living by teaching others how to garden, keep small livestock, find local, organic foods, and simplify their homes and lives as well as to promote our business.