Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars

Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars

We don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes here, and I certainly do not want to start any arguments, but it’s just a fact that men and women have different priorities when it comes to planning a new home. In our experience working with dozens of couples,...
Buying the Farm? It Can be a Great Thing!

Buying the Farm? It Can be a Great Thing!

For some, buying farmland represents a desire as deeply rooted as the dream of owning a custom built home. Anne Miller, blogger for realtor.com, raises several very important points in an article called “How to Buy the Farm, Literally.” If you are...
Passive Solar Orientation

Passive Solar Orientation

Letting the sun shine on your home will make it far more comfortable while saving you hundreds of dollars on energy bills. As you think about placement of new home on the landscape, you should consider its orientation to the sun. Yes, sunrises and sunsets can be...
Why Kiln Dry?

Why Kiln Dry?

We’re often asked why Southern Timbercraft invests the time and expense in kiln drying the wood accents and architectural elements that will be used in the homes we build. The answer is simple. We want to produce the most stable and durable home possible for our...
The chicken or the egg?

The chicken or the egg?

There’s a chicken and there’s the egg. The age-old debate is which comes first. So, do you create house plans before finding the perfect place to build, or is it better to find the land first? Most financial advisors suggest purchasing your land as soon as...