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

Fifth Graders Explore Bark House Shingles as an “Eco Friendly Building Material”

5th Grade students in Quincy, MA learn about eco-friendly building products by using Bark House Shingles.
A good teacher knows that “getting the chance to see, touch and feel the [world] brings learning to a whole other level!”  This is the essence that motivated teacher Casey Deaguero from Quincy, Massachusetts to create a project-based learning opportunity for her advanced placement students.   Casey shared some of the comments made by these remarkable … Continued

BIG GIFTS IN SMALL PACKAGES

Bark House is pleased to be part of the Appalachian State Health Sciences Building In Appreciation Wall
Congratulations Appalachian State University For Grand Opening of New Health Sciences Building Probably our smallest installation ever just occurred in ASU’s largest building .  The plaques on the Levine Hall wall of appreciation are crafted from Bark House wood slabs and bark tiles – healthy materials!  A central theme of the building project is written on one of … 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

THE ATTRACTION OF BEING “OUTSIDE”

What Chris McCurry, Bark House, sees at Appalachian Trailhead
Saturday morning found me moving quickly through a little-known mountain pass that connects North Carolina to Tennessee.  The pavement has never met across state lines, and to this day, a strip of gravel poses special challenges in wet or dry weather.  This narrow road climbs from the valley floor to a pinnacle point where the … Continued

BRINGING THE OUTSIDE INSIDE

Stringer House in Michigan with Bark House brand Poplar Bark Siding - exterior and interior
Product: Bark House® Poplar Bark Siding Project: Stringer Private Residence Architect: Sarah Bourgeois, Sarah Bourgeois Architects Builder: Phil Tremonti, Philip Tremonti Construction, Inc. Designer:  Kim Stringer Location: Kewadin, Michigan Project Vision:  “We want our home to look like it’s been here in the woods for a long time, surrounded by and blended in with the natural environment of Northern Michigan that we love. We want … 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

Dramatic Interior Pulls Inhabitants Outside

Bark House White Pine Paneling in Whitefish MT - Residential Bar
      Product: Bark House® White Pine Bark Wall Treatment Project: Private Residence Architect: Rich Graves, Principle Architect, Altius Design Group , Montana Builder: Malmquist Construction Designer:  Barb Cooke, Owner, Velvet Leaf Studio, Missoula, Montana Distributor: Earth Elements Location: Whitefish, Montana Project Vision (from the builder’s perspective): The vision really started with the Architect (Rich Graves) capturing the sky, the mountains and the view down … Continued

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