Hi, we’re Seth, Heylen & amalia Thienes.

 The first time we came to Bend together, it was love at first sight. We were in the honeymoon period of our relationship, young(er) and full of outdoorsy dreams, and as we stared at the floaters on the Deschutes river under the hot sun we both knew this was where we were meant to be.

Seth moved here at the end of that summer and Heylen made the move from London to Bend four years later and we’ve never looked back.


Heylen Thienes

Your contact person

When you decide to you want to stay at Jefferson Millhouse, Heylen's the person you'll be talking to. She makes sure the house runs smoothly so that your Bend experience will be unforgettable.

Heylen was born in Colombia and grew up in London, England. She moved here in 2011 to be with Seth and change her pace of life. She has a graphic design background and helps Seth decorate the houses he remodels.


seth thienes

your fix it all guy

He's the friendliest person you'll meet and makes sure Jefferson Millhouse always looks good: from mowing the lawn to washing the windows or restoring the counters.

Seth's a true Oregonian, born and raised. He moved to Bend in 2007 after a stint on the East Coast and deciding he was done with the rain on the Willamette Valley.  He has traveled extensively and spent three months doing aid work in Malaysia after the 2005 Tsunami.


amalia Thienes

the cutest lil host you'll meet

Our newest team member, when not napping or playing, Amalia helps us get the house ready for guests. She's very good at lunching in the back yard, giving you a big ole smile when she realizes you have snacks and just being a cutie pie.


While we may be the faces of Jefferson Millhouse, we are not the only ones that made this happen, we’re in this as a family and that includes Seth’s grampa, his aunt, uncle and his brother.