We're Green!     

We believe it is our responsibility to steward well our God-given resources. This means using not only materials from the environment responsibly, but also our health, our time, our talent and our finances. 


We made a commitment to utilize as many organic and sustainable products as possible, and to source our products from our home state (OH-IO!) as often as we can. We want to do our part to reduce environmental stress worldwide AND reduce the toxic load on our bodies. 


Building a sustainable and easy to maintain structure means that we will reduce the amount of time spent on cleaning and repair, using our time and finances well.


We want to show that living a sustainable and healthy life can be done in a beautiful structure while also being good financial stewards.

What’s so green about it, anyway?


If you nerd out about sustainability like we do, here’s the nitty-gritty on our environmentally-responsible products:


  • R-38 insulation in the ceiling and R-21 in sidewalls made from recycled newspapers

  • Exterior junctions are caulked to further increase R-value

  • The 16:12 roof pitch provides an estimated life of 50+ years

  • Shingles are made of recycled materials

  • Metal siding reduces maintenance and is less susceptible to damage, providing a longer lifespan

  • Reclaimed barn wood milled in Ohio is used throughout the cabin 

  • Kitchen cabinets are IKEA Kungsbacka, recycled wood composite with a durable plastic coating made from recycled water bottles

  • Energy efficient Andersen Windows in an awning style which provides the most efficient airflow for the cabin.  

  • Cabin windows have been strategically placed for cross ventilation minimizing the need for air conditioning

  • Zero VOC Sherwin-Williams® SuperPaint with Air Purifying Technology has been used throughout

  • All appliances are Energy Star rated for efficiency

  • Cabin is situated to significantly reduce altering the natural environment

  • Landscaping is nearly non-existent to maintain the natural habitat

  • Bath & kitchen towels provided are of luxurious, sustainable, and organic eucalyptus and Turkish cotton, and organic French linen using natural dyes

  • Bed linens are soft, cooling, sustainable, organic bamboo & French linen 

  • Naturepedic Mattress is a Carpenter's Cabin partner

  • Conversation pit cushions are upholstered in chemical-free performance fabric from Revolution

  • Furnishings have been carefully chosen by running through our filter: is it sustainable/green/organic, does it conserve time/energy via manufacturing/transportation/installation, maintenance, does it have longevity/durability, does it showcase exceptional design/craftsmanship, does it use financial resources wisely

  • Most bed pillows are of down alternative and sustainable latex

  • Bath soap is all-natural and organic, small batch made in Ohio

  • Non-toxic cleaning supplies used