Deep Roots, Strong Branches: Whole Tree Architecture

A pair of biodynamic farmers settles into a home built from whole, unmilled trees.

Load-bearing hickory (on left) and soft maple trees (on right) weave throughout the ceiling into the room upstairs. The kitchen cabinets came from a burr oak skidded by Marcia and Steven's horses and milled at an Amish sawmill 16 years ago.
Photo by Barry Rustin