AIA Ethics Code Now Covering Sustainability – Focus On Building Materials

Bark House bark sheets and panels: natural texture
An op-ed from BuildingGreen president Nadav Malin details an analysis of new changes in AIA Ethics.  You can read an introduction here . As noted, “Building materials: members should select and use building materials to minimize exposure to toxins and pollutants in the environment to promote environmental and human health and to reduce waste and pollution … Continued

HOME IS WHERE THE HYGGE IS

Annie Selke and Bark House Wall Sheets, Panels, Wall Coverings
“Do you know what ‘Hygge’ is?” Raika who works with our German Distributor – Freund asked.  “It is very important to people here.” “Hygge was never meant to be translated. It was  meant to be felt ,” translator ToveMaren Stakkestad has written. It can be described as the notion that returning to nature is akin to coming home.  Bringing nature … Continued

Poplar Pole End Cut Panel Project

Bark House Poplar Pole End Cut Wall Panel. Designer: Earth Elements
Location: Springhill Suites Bozeman Montana Distributor: Earth Elements , Bozeman   Project Highlights: The lobby integrates natural elements to welcome guests in all four seasons.  Bark House Poplar Pole End-Cut Wood Wall Panels provide the perfect centerpiece around the fireplace that compels guests to stay longer – creating a sense of depth and intrigue. Natural wood tones accentuate the warmth of … Continued

Winner of ArchDaily ‘Building of the Year 2018’ – Interior Architecture

Jonathan Jackson of WSDIA (We Should Do it All) visits Bark House's warehouse to view Poplar Panels for NIKE HQ
      CONGRATULATIONS TO WSDIA At center court in the new NIKE headquarters in New York City – 30 foot high environmentally friendly, Cradle to Cradle® Certified Bark House® Poplar Wall Coverings.   The wall began with visits from Jonathan Jackson with WSDIA (We Should Do it All) to the Bark House manufacturing facility in Blue Ridge … Continued

My Favorite Tiny House

Bark House Poplar Bark in tiny house with steampunk industrial light fixture
My favorite tiny house is one that you rent as an Airbnb / VRBO or have as an extra space for visiting guests.  Otherwise, the market research reflects that owners find them challenging to live in full-time, and they do not hold resale value as a standalone home.  However, they are cute and present the … Continued