Winter Thoughts

Great-Grandmother said that WINTER is the time to best see the great distance before us and the soul of the trees at the same time. One compelling us forward.  One connecting us to place. I think that the greatest potential for growth and development exists when dualistic forces such as these come together. Minnie Hoilman was … Continued

Big Impacts Start Small

Bark House Bark Crew
The value of an employee who thinks cannot be measured – so we intentionally encourage the development of this capacity. “Bark Season” coincides with the Summer break from high school and university, so we hire a percentage of returning students each year for our team.  At the end of each season, we meet and ask … Continued

OUT AND ABOUT

Chris McCurry attends Regenerative Cohort in Austin TX - Pamela Mang is pictured
  Fall is the perfect season to gather and share ideas.  Chris McCurry has recently spoken at two colleges about Whole Building™ and participated in The Regenerative Practitioner: Speaking With Mars Hill University Ethics Class in Mars Hill, NC             Instructor: Elizabeth Pierce Appalachian State University Sustainable Business Management Class in Boone, NC … Continued

FAQ…

Bark House White Pine Bark on bed and wall
Bark House® White Pine Veneer Laminate   Can the White Pine Bark be used on exteriors as well as interiors? In most cases, white pine bark is used for interior application.  However, in certain cases, it is appropriate for it to be used on protected exterior walls.  For more details on this, call us at … Continued

The Bark House Legacy – est 1990

Bark House Natural Bark Products: Trees
Bark House founders wanted to increase the vitality of the Appalachian Region that they call home.  This would require creating livelihoods for people born of a gentle culture that revered nature.  The work had to honor ancient traditions and values of the whole-community, something that local people could take pride in.  Growing its viability would … Continued

THE REGENERATIVE PRACTITIONER SERIES

Bark House is a regenerative practitioner
The Regenerative Practitioner series introduces the core concepts and frameworks that define the practice of regenerative development, a process and methodology for harmonizing human activities with the continuing evolution of life on our planet, even as we continue to develop our potential as humans. “What is Regenerative Development? “Regenerative development is a process by which cities, towns, and … Continued

Buckminster Fuller Institute Recognizes The Bark House In Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller Institute recognizes Bark House
As a manufacturer of whole-building products, The Bark House is honored to be a part of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Curated Archive as a Catalyst Program recipient.  The Bark House architectural product design and business process are based on a whole-systems design philosophy that is regenerative to the environment, local culture and challenged economy in … Continued