Home At Last!..........Enjoy our latest blog stories!
Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and the outdoor fun that comes with family and friends. Events large and small are planned and everyone is hoping for perfect weather!
Is there a more or warm comforting concept?
Coming home evokes loving memories and feelings of peace and acceptance.
Today we are preparing for or homecoming celebration at our small country church.
Have you ever wished for a crystal ball? Yearning for answers and contemplating the future is nothing new. When I was a kid we used to ask the Ouija Board about our husband-to-be. Oh the patience (hoping for movement) and excitement of spelling out "his name"!
Febrary 14th...the mere mention of this day sends people into a spiralling Valentine's Day frenzy of red roses and chocolate hearts. Anything remotely shapeable becomes a heart, and festooned with red ribbons, sparkly stuff, and other romantically inclined decorations. It's time to break free of Cupid's tyranny!
Brrr! The weather outside truly is frightful today! This is the kind of day to stay indoors, sip a toasty beverage, and wait for a groundhog to poke his head out and check for a shadow.
As this past weekend's wintery storm approached us here in the south east, we Southerners started getting excited. People start checking the weather every 5 minutes to get updated on the latest progress of the incoming storm.
With the New Year, if you are like me, you start thinking about things you would like to change. Out with the old, in with the new seems to be a popular train of thought as we change our calendars. One thing I always start thinking about is the multitude of ways I could change my home.Read More
Fall may be the most celebrated time of year for many of us. October and November, in particular, are chocked full of fall festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple dunking and holiday preparations.Read More
When gentle winds carry colorful fall foliage drifting down we are irresistibly drawn outdoors. Wood smoke scents the air and we reflect on the beauty of the earth.
Yes, our Natural Element homes tend to have gracious outdoor porches, decks and fireplaces.Read More
Delicious crisp air has turned out thoughts to fall and the hearth of the home.
Fireplaces are found inside and outside. Fireplaces are the focal point of rustic cabins and mountain modern retreats. Fireplaces may burn wood or they may burn gas, operating at the click of a button.Read More
Over the years, Natural Element Homes has designed many different styles of homes. Each week we are going to feature one of these gorgeous homes and this week’s selection is the Boone Camp cabin. We hope you enjoy!Read More
We have so many success stories to share, and most of these involve an awesome Natural Element Home being completed by a great builder. So we've decided to shine the spotlight on some of our many successes and the builders who brought the home to life.Read More
How would you like to be a shepherd? You know, someone who tends sheep? Doesn’t sound too exciting does it? Well, it’s actually quite rewarding to be a shepherd in the context of your life. No, we don’t roam through pastures leading a flock of sheep, but we do use the principles of shepherding on a daily basis.Read More
We've been busy building homes this spring and summer, and we have visited many of our job sites in the last few weeks. We love to see our homes being built and realize that everything we planned and worked for is coming together. It is very satisfying.Read More
Natural Element Homes believes that pleasurable design lies not in any solitary element, but in the arrangement of complementing and contrasting elements, so that the end effect is greater than the sum of its parts. Wonder can, indeed, find a home!Read More
Traditionally Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, but why do we really celebrate it? Because it’s the day our country signed the Declaration of Independence.Read More
As you know, fathers day is just around the corner and Natural element homes would like to honor all of the fathers out there by posting some quotes from some famous fathers.Read More
I have friends who are avid bird watchers. Their yards are gleefully adorned with bird feeders and bird baths. Their watching station is well equipped with binoculars and reference books. I love to visit them and revel in the colorful fluttering of wings!Read More
iPhone Photos: Boone, NC Area
I just love high-tech gadgets like the iPhone. I especially enjoy the built-in camera! I’m shooting photos all the time as I travel about, and I have many that I’d like to share with you; so many, in fact, that I think I will make this a regular feature for our blog. Look for more “iPhone Photos” stories each week.Read More
Memorial Day is just around the corner. Many people think of Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, but how many of you really know what Memorial Day is all about?Read More
We love to have parties! No, not wild parties! We’ve outgrown that. I guess you could call our parties “mild parties.” They may be rather tame, but they are always fun.Read More
Recently, Mike Bassett, a member of our advisory board who hails from Boone, NC, made a point of stopping by Uncle Gus's Mountain Pit Barbecue Restaurant. Mike knows a thing or two about starting new plans, and his council is always taken seriously. Mike knows that often times, breaking bread can lead to ground breaking ideas.Read More
Look at this awesome rainbow! I am always inspired and humbled when I see a rainbow. What a thing of beauty! And this particular rainbow was exceptionally large, and exceptionally inspiring for me.Read More
As I was going through photos to post in one of our online galleries, I came across this photo of the dining room from the Idaho Mountain Retreat and it reminded me of Mother's Day.Read More
OK, when it comes to home design services, and particularly customizing a home plan in preparation for building, you have tons of options to consider. You can buy plans off the internet. There are a multitude of home plan sellers at your disposal.Read More