Bark House

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Nelson Treehouse

The walls of the spiral staircase are paneled in poplar bark to create the sensation of being inside a tree.

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Sustainable Brands

Last year the C2C Certified™ Products Program gave unprecedented recognition to two products that are raising the bar for building materials.

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The Next Miami

In the Design District, the facade of the new Christian Louboutin store is clad with… bark.
The company is known for using wood bark in their stores throughout the world

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Nelson Treehouse

I was really impressed by Naomi’s selflessness; she dreamed of remodeling her family’s treehouse so that her nieces and nephews could play in it for years to come after she herself departs for college

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Eastern White Pine

Bark House, a company based in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, offers designer white pine bark wall paneling for a look that calls to mind weathered, rusted iron or panels of leather from afar.

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Capital at Play

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen was named a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine. The prestigious award is a tribute to the product’s novelty, aesthetics, and functionality.

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Nelson Treehouse

The bottom portion of the exterior is clad in poplar bark siding.

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Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

The state awards program recognizes manufacturers for their commitment to the North Carolina manufacturing sector, as proven by outstanding performance.

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Mountain Xpress

Bark wall coverings made of Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste (RAW™) have been recognized as a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine.

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Cradle to Cradle

Bark House Poplar Shingles, suitable for exterior or interior use, are made with reclaimed tree bark, offering stunning beauty and no maintenance.

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Architizer

...save for the fireplace and bedroom walls, which were clad in Bark House’s recycled tree-bark wall coverings.

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Architizer

This rustic paneling, made of recycled tree bark, was used as interior wall coverings for the show’s KB Home ProjeKt installation.

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Mountain Xpress

The Bark House received the Leadership Award in Sustainable Manufacturing from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) today.

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Mountain Xpress

Company founder Marty McCurry innovated a use for an unused by-product of the logging industry—tree bark. This company is the original manufacturer of beautiful bark wall coverings for the interior

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Sustainable Brands

It’s time to look beyond sustainability. As a term, it just isn’t enough anymore. Sustainability orients us to a zero sum equation, trying to maintain the status quo.

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Elemental Green

The designers at The Bark House strive to create products with an impeccable balance between new and old: innovative, relevant, refined, and timeless all at once.

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Architectural Products

Founder Chris McCurry spoke passionately of the Bark House's exterior Cradle-to-Cradle-certified Poplar bark siding at Living Product Expo. The company was founded to utilize Recycled Appalachian Wood

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eEcosphere

What if you could take something that’s normally thrown away and turn it into a high-quality building material? That’s exactly what B-Corporation Bark House is doing.

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Inhabitat

Shingles made from poplar bark are the first product to earn the coveted Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum certification—ever. Highland Craftsmen Bark House poplar shingle passed strict sustainability..

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Fresh American Style

Cue Bark House. With a stunning selection of eco-friendly bark designs, perfect for both indoor & outdoor, I knew immediately that adding bark to my home’s exterior would achieve my desired aesthetic.

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Hawaii News Now

Local news from Hawaii covers Bark House® Story. Sales into Hawaii completed the goal to have Bark House® products in all 50 states!

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Sustainable Brands

The Bark House® poplar shingle and wall panel from Highland Craftsmen Inc. is the first product to meet the Platinum requirements across all five Cradle to Cradle certification categories.

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TreeHugger

It’s made by Appalachian craftspeople who work for a B corporation, from bark, a waste product peeled off sustainably harvested logs cut for other purposes. Being a wood product, it sequesters carbon.

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Building Green

The first product to achieve C2C’s highest bar? Bark. Specifically, Highland Craftsmen Inc. Bark House shingle and wall panels. The product is made from tulip-poplar tree bark that has been reclaimed.

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Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

For the first time since the creation of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, a product—Highland Craftsmen Inc.® Bark House® poplar shingle—has achieved Platinum-level certification.

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Mountain BizWork

Our region is home to people and companies that care about the triple bottom line: not just the financial impact of their life and business, but also the oft-overlooked social and environmental impact

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Earth Elements

At Earth Elements we strive to work with companies and offer products that mirror our dedication to the green housing movement

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Mark Eric Benner Architect

The contemporary style incorporates unique finishes and cultural design elements. Bark siding, reclaimed Chicago Common brick, along side the contemporary siding and detailing clad the home.

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Architectural Record

Poplar bark wood wall covering inspires a premier plastic surgeon

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gb&d Blog

Shingles are manufactured with renewable energy, have a high R-value, and are class-B fire rated

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Blue Ridge Country Magazine

The Bark House is celebrating a quarter century of innovation with poplar bark paneling and shingles

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Treehugger

Natural Bark Shingle Siding lasts for decades

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Apartment Therapy

Bark House Poplar Bark Shingle Siding is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional siding

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Houzz Tour

Exterior wall panels makes this house boat extraordinary

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American Express

The Bark House creates sustainable building products out of natural materials

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Curbed

Poplar Bark Panel Siding makes this Houseboat look like a magical Tree House floating on water

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Pinamaker

Live edge wood slabs for tables, doors, and other handcrafted furniture

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Jetson Green

Green exterior cladding material: always chose The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc.

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Fine Home Building

Natural Wood Shingles in Tulip Poplar can outlast vinyl

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WNC Green Building

Bark Shingle Siding: durable, sustainable, green

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WNC Magazine

High standards for Tulip Poplar Bark Shingles

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Dornob, Design Ideas Daily

Representing USA heritage at its finest, Bark House® has been cladding houses, both inside and outside, for a quarter century.

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B Corp

The Bark House's Impact Assessment

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Green Builder Media

Bark siding shingles are Cradle to Cradle Gold certified and can last 80 years

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Attic Mag

Bring architectural shingles inside as ceiling and wall coverings

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Wicked Local Homes

Eco-friendly wood shingle siding is truly Cradle to Cradle

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Reader Swartz Camusrory Update

Rustic Wood Wall Covering on a Modern Residence

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Reader Swartz: Camusrory

The bark siding has made its way into the interior; a strong material, both inside and out

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Siding Estimator

Tulip Poplar Bark Shingle Siding is truly a sustainable and maintenance free siding option

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UChicago

Exterior Wood Siding brings Nature to UChicago's Child Development Center

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Gibbs Smith Books Blog

Bark House Style book signing

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Green Materials Report

Wood wall paneling makes a beautiful, bold statement in NYC building

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Eco Building

Shingle siding is a beautiful, flexible design element for modern and rustic homes alike

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Footsloggers

The Bark House crew on the Appalachian Trail

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Dayna Reggero

Behind the scenes of the Balle documentary
https://barkhouse.com/about-us/sustainability/#video

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Caragreen

We visited their location last month to see all of their beautiful materials in production and to tour the facility. Bark House prides itself on providing sustainable materials.

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G. Little Construction

Poplar wood siding literally on Lake Union

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INEX Architectural Products

Wall and ceiling coverings and treatments to panel inserts for cabinetry, doors, and furniture

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Little Pickle Press

Reclaimed bark siding, a building material that works with nature

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Namaste Solar

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen is among the 'Best for the Environment'

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Entrepreneur

Highland Craftsmen keeps money in the community by ensuring that almost two-thirds of its expenditures are reinvested into local suppliers

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Bob Vila

Split Rail Fencing, one of 10 Popular Designs

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NB Superinsulated House

Cradle to Cradle Gold rated exterior wood shingles clad this "superinsulated" house

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Cradle to Cradle Innovation

Cradle to Cradle Legacy Leader Honoree

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G. Little Construction

Poplar bark shingles and panels: a building product that is truly green

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Architect Magazine

Poplar bark shingle siding on EcoMod Award Winner

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SALA Architects

Tulip Poplar Bark Shingles and Panels have long histories of possibilities

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Gerald Forsburg Associates

Rustic and sustainable bark siding

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MBDC Blog

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen is helping the Local Environment, Economy

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Sustainable Brands

Reclaimed wood wall panels and being Best for the World

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Shelterrific

Bark Homes are beautiful

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Houzz Tour

They wanted to bring the sustainability techniques to the community they loved

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Energy.gov

Bark House Brand poplar bark siding is manufactured with net zero electricity use

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Fresh American Style

Rustic exterior siding is touchable and lovely

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Sundance Power Systems

The Bark House produces clean electricity, striving to be as sustainable as possible

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Appalachian Voices

Natural Wood Poplar Bark Shingles make this home in Asheville a Landmark

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Earth Energy Attitude

Bark House exterior Shingle Siding and Panels are Cradle to Cradle Gold certified

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App State University

Wood Shingles are perfect for the energy efficient building

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Mountain Construction

Bark Siding, Architectural twig & pole stair rail at Grandfather Mountain

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Appalachian Voices

“We wanted to reintroduce something indigenous and match the culture; we wanted the buildings to fit the area,” she explains. So, McCurry and her husband Marty co-founded Highland Craftsmen, Inc.

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SHARP Award

Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program awarded to Highland Craftsmen Inc

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Asheville Blog

Bark Siding at Grandfather Mountain is a Portal to the Past

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The Movement

Exterior poplar bark shingles on a tiny house in Carmel

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Eco Custom Homes

Bark shingles last decades are renewable, sustainable and contain no chemicals

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The Chic Ecologist

Natural wood bark shingles in Poplar insulate, protect, and are virtually maintenance free

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Lights in the Northern Sky

Use poplar and birch bark give your interior a rustic look

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Eco Building Pulse

Shingles are kiln-dried to prevent shrinking and cracking, and they contain no chemical additives

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Historic Cedar Bark House

Restoring & maintaining the Cedar Bark House on the Powers Ranger District

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Advantage West

Highland Craftsmen is changing the nature of building

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Luxury Housing Trends

Salvaged from bark that is ordinarily treated as waste, the material is environmentally friendly too

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Vivus Architecture + Design

Wood Shingles from Tulip Poplar trees are a cool design choice

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WNC Green Building

Bark siding is the ultimate green building material

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USA Today

She had always worked part-time with her husband on Highland Craftsmen, their environmentally friendly wood products company. When they started a family in 2003, she joined the venture full time.

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