ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Whisper Mountain, home to the 2008 Southern Living Green Idea House, has once again teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to offer yet another environmentally-inspired home – Whisper Creek Cabin. This cabin is one of four homes, and the only mountain home, that can be won during the Southern Living’s Choose Your Home Giveaway sweepstakes this spring. The public can register to win the home through June 30.
The home opened for tours on May 14 and will continue through June 30. A $5 donation to tour the home will go to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy – its mission is to conserve the natural beauty and habitat of western North Carolina and east Tennessee. One way this is achieved is through developing and maintaining long-term conservation relationships with private landowners such as Whisper Mountain.
The Whisper Creek Cabin was constructed by Haven Custom Homes (www.HavenHomes.com), and Jade Mountain Builders of Asheville, and is built with many eco-friendly and environmental principles in mind, including the use of site-harvested poplar siding and recycled tin roofing for the front porch from a local barn
With a rustic exterior design of shingle and stone, the cabin’s design mimics the style and charm of 19th-centry homes that were once prevalent in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This 1,550 square foot cabin has two bedrooms and sits alongside Whisper Creek, one of the many protected mountain streams at Whisper Mountain. Sweeping views can be enjoyed from the front porch encompassing the great French Broad River Valley and surrounding parkland.
“We chose Haven Custom Homes for this project because their fabrication process is consistent with Whisper Mountain’s dedication to eco-friendly construction techniques,” Charlie Ball, developer, Whisper Mountain says.
The construction process that Haven Custom Homes employs is completed in a controlled environment, off-site, which limits disruption to the land, both physically and esthetically. The company also meets green certification thresholds for state and national “green built” programs, including North Carolina’s HealthyBuilt Home standards and Energy Star.
“We are privileged to participate in the 2009 Southern Living Choose Your Home Giveaway program and are delighted to partner with Charlie and his wife, Troy, and applaud their commitment to continuing to grow a sustainable community that honors and preserves the environment,” Jerry Smalley, CEO and president for Haven Custom Homes, says.
For more information about Whisper Mountain, visit: www.WhisperMountainNC.com.
To enter to win the Whisper Creek Cabin, visit: