OutaSpace began as a dream. The goal to have a beautiful comfortable home for gatherings of family and friends to enjoy, which was also able to meet the rigorous requirements of the US Green Building Council LEED certification program. Not an easy feat. Starting with a sketch of what would work for the lifestyle of those who intended to enjoy time in this home, OutaSpace evolved into professional drawings and engineering challenges to this final artistic creation.
This log home is built with Canadian, slow growth, winter harvested white pine logs, which are selected for needed thinning of carefully managed forests and replanted. Coming from a cold climate these very dense logs provide an incredible building material which, when combined with the patented system of joinery and seals results in the most technologically advanced log structure available. Ultimately giving owners a highly efficient home with a better energy savings throughout its life. Locally obtained North Carolina locust (with and without bark) provides many of the supports throughout the southern pine decks (also locally obtained). 80% of the roof is finished in pressure treated, plantation grown, southern pine with an energy savings recognized even by ENERGY STAR, the balance of the roof is a durable metal.
The OutaSpace property is full of lovely nature walks and meditation areas which incorporate rock from the property. Native and draught resistant landscaping was designed so that within 1-2 years there will be no need for wasted water with watering. The list goes on and on.
OutaSpace is a magnificent 3 story lodge style home of over 8000 square feet with 6 bedrooms and generously overnights with ease for up to 22 guests. The theme is founded in our mountainous national parks with rooms named and decorated accordingly. Throughout the spacious rooms you will find the use of locally obtained building materials, furnishings and art blended gently with old family favorites and many collections symbolic of the variety of interests this family holds. The home is comfortable warm and inviting, the perfect retreat for people who enjoy spending time here with continuing respect for the environment.
LEED-certified buildings are designed to:
· Largest LEED certified log home in the USA
· 1st independently certified LEED log home in NC
· 1st independently certified log home in the southeast, 2nd in US
brought together a comprehensive group of designers, architects, developers, select builders, suppliers and financial institutions to help simplify the home building process. It is the combined goal to provide you with all you desire in your dream home. We are the independent representative of True North Log Homes.
We also work with environmentally respectful designs whether your interest is log (new or reclaimed), timber, panelized or a traditionally built frame home. We will build Independently Certified LEED and HealthyBuilt homes. We utilize age old practices, as well as the latest in technological advancements, including those designed to minimize energy consumption and home maintenance with continued respect for the environment.
Timeless Mountain Homes will work with you from start to finish, or any point between. We will build your home or work with your personal builder. We can also assist with financing, choice of building site, design, materials, landscape plan, create or enhance existing water features and more. We can provide complete interior furnishings or help blend your all time favorites with new treasures.
We accomplish this by understanding and respecting your personal needs and desires, while keeping communications open and consistent.
As important as the home you create is, of equal importance are the contents in the home and the use of qualified Sustainable Interior Design. The qualified designer helps you think about the materials used in construction of the furnishings; the potential for off gassing; the location in which the products are created; the society, and treatment of its people at the origin. One needs to think about the general impact on the environment, carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, unrecyclable contents and entire life cycle of the products. All these items are important considerations when designing the interiors of a 21 century home.
The Sustainable Furniture Council sums it up quite simply as noted below...
"Make a Difference Today
Much is made of the threats to our environment, and rightly so. Many want to help, but few know how to begin. Every successful cause reaches a tipping point, a moment when collective consciousness leads to concerted action and produces results. Whether you are a manufacturer, a retailer or a consumer, there are plenty of things that all of us can do now. The first step is simple. When you are sourcing materials to build with, when you are selecting products to stock, when you are buying things for your home... ask questions: