1172 Wilpitz Rd.
Brookshire, TX 77423
Text the word: HEMIHIDEOUT To: 72727
Hours of Operation8 am - 5 pm
Seven miles west of the outskirts of Houston lies Texas' best-kept secret, John Hovas' Hemi Hideout. The Hemi Hideout is a 21,700 sq. ft. Heavy Timberframe, scissor arched masterpiece that is the largest of its type in Texas. Its octagon-shaped copula rises to a height of 54 feet. The Amish inspired structure uses mortise and tenon joinery and all timber pieces are secured with oak dowels, eliminating the need for bolts, nails or glue. The massive building incorporated many environmentally friendly features. All of the Douglas Fir timber was harvested from sustainable forests. R-38 rated structural insulated panels were used for the walls and roof, and geothermal heating and air-conditioning, make this building extremely energy efficient.
Also featured in the venue, are many various pieces of memorabilia, antique tractors, and motorcycles, all restored to their original factory glory.