Our treehouse is nestled at the top of our farm along the most picturesque portion of our creek. Tiny waterfalls and beautiful, moss-lined pools are your view from the front deck. We are currently working hard to complete the treehouse, but everything seems to take more time than planned when you do it all yourselves. All our new projects on the farm, from new greenhouses to new chicken coops, have slowed the progress of our little tree house, but we are still trucking along. You can come to see our project and learn about sustainable building and waste reduction while checking out a unique structure in a lovely setting.
Our treehouse is an excellent example of sustainable building. The structure is on a platform instead of a traditional foundation, allowing for the hillside to be natural below the building and not disrupt the flow of water over the land. We did not create a scar on the earth to build this structure. We utilized salvaged windows, keeping all those amazing windows out of the waste stream and reducing our cost. We are utilizing many native woods for the furniture and stairs inside, trees that grew here on the mountain and were harvested and milled on our land. We are also using salvaged marble, granite, and tile to reduce the footprint of our little tree house in the woods.
Floor Plan for the Treehouse
We are located near the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, a multitude of mountain biking trails, and many amazing rivers for kayaking, trout fishing, and swimming. It is truly an outdoorsperson’s paradise. You can fully immerse yourself in a sustainable experience by working alongside us in the gardens and shop, learning how we do what we do. Visiting with us will give you an excellent opportunity to see what sustainable living is really like, without making a huge commitment of starting your own farm. You can come to learn skills including gardening, composting and soil building, farm to table cooking, canning and food preservation, blacksmithing, and welding. We look forward to sharing our lives with you and your family and helping you get back to where you should be.