How to Repurpose, Reclaim, and Reuse Everyday Items

We can always do more to consume less. Re-using everyday items in your home can save you money, waste, and time. As more cities begin to adopt bans on plastic shopping bags and bottles, consumers are making an effort to be aware of their own ecological footprint. With a clever and innovative approach, identify things […]

Cut Energy Costs Day

Cut energy costs

As a national movement, January 10 is #CutYourEnergyCostsDay, a way to bring awareness to the benefits of energy conservation, not only for you, but for the environment too. Reduction of your energy use can lower your utility needs and costs, and therefore, effectively reduce your carbon footprint. Your energy actions impact your home, community, and […]

What is sustainable construction?

what is sustainable construction

The building industry is filled with terminology describing types of construction, but none resonates like sustainable or green construction, sometimes a term often misunderstood. Sustainability is a subject taken very seriously worldwide. In fact, the sustainable construction (green) sector is slated to contribute 3.3 million jobs in the U.S. by 2018. The concept embraces the […]

Cost of Tiny Homes

Cost of Tiny Homes

Are you planning to downsize or maybe add a guest house to your existing property? Well, a tiny house may be just the answer to your dilemma and your budget. Depending on your need, tiny structures are used for primary homes, yoga & fitness studios, vacation cabins, art galleries, or even a guest house in […]

Tiny House Tours

tiny house tours

You’ve probably heard about the new craze in affordable living, the tiny house. Well, it’s making a huge impact on sustainable living by bringing together a simplified lifestyle with responsible construction and most importantly, the environmental impact it makes on the land. Have you seen a tiny home up close and personal? It’s time you […]

What is Sustainable Tourism?

what is sustainable tourism

Sustainability, defined by Websters, is the ability to use something without depleting it completely or use methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources.  To many, “sustainable” is synonymous with “eco-friendly.”  Environmental awareness is an important factor to being sustainable.  A tourist attraction or location can be “green” but not necessarily sustainable.  Learn […]

What Is The Tiny House Movement?

What's the tiny house movement

For some, the tiny house movement is a way of making modifications to live a simplified life. For others, it’s a goal to save money on a mortgage, utilities, and other expenses. Whatever the reason or motivation, the tiny house movement is making a big impact on the future of sustainable living. Size matters! According […]

All 14 Cabins are on site!

It has been a long road to travel since breaking ground in 2008, but we finally have all 14 cabins on the property. We’ve been thrilled to partner with Hobbitat, and they have really outdone themselves with these beautiful masterpieces. We’re excited to show you these pictures of the “moving-in” process. Soon enough, well be […]

Spring Construction Has Begun!

Today is a bright and sunny day here at Deep Creek Lake, and work outside and have begun. We are installing a few of the outdoor showers. These showers will be installed at most of the cabins and were built by Hobbitat. Our crew has been busy planning our our next couple months of construction […]

Photo Update From Garden 42

We have a few photos to share from a recent visit to our Garden on Rt. 42 in McHenry Maryland.