Blog Cabin 2009: The First Homesite Photos

The Meadow View homesite is a picture-perfect lot, complete with old-growth pines and hardwoods.


Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight Through the Trees

Sunlight streams through pine and birch trees in a north-facing view of the property.


Forested Lot

Forested Lot

A view eastward into the Meadow View home site reveals densely wooded old-growth forest.


Site Planning

Site Planning

Blog Cabin house planner Jack Thomasson, Site Rhythms landscape architect and land planner David Brannon and The Preserve Communities president Jack Fisher review the Blog Cabin 2009 house plans.

Learning Center

Community Learning Center

Community Learning Center

A circa-1800s log cabin will serve as Little Pine’s interpretive learning center.

Herb Garden

Herb Garden Site

Herb Garden Site

This summer, the holistic herb garden will burst forth with beneficial and edible plant life.

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge

Foot Bridge

A rustic foot bridge allows hikers to pass over one of many meandering creeks at Little Pine.


Community Lodge Construction

Community Lodge Construction

Currently under construction, the Grassland Mountain Lodge will serve as a social center for residents and their families and will boast a stone fireplace, a bar and warming kitchen and stunning 360-degree views of the mountain ranges.



The observatory at Little Pine will feature both a retractable roof and a warming room for guests.


Next Up

Blog Cabin 2009: Homesite Voting Choices

Meadow view or mountain view? Browse the voting choices for Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Construction Begins

Clearing of the site and pouring of the foundation are among the first steps in the construction process.

Blog Cabin 2009: Interior Construction

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the interior construction of Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Scenes From the Site

Tour the scenes around Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Exterior Construction

View exterior construction details of Blog Cabin 2009.

Blog Cabin 2009: Life at Little Pine

With hiking trails, campsites, seasonal community events and more, see what life at Little Pine is all about.

Blog Cabin 2009: The Preserve at Little Pine

See what it's like to live in this close-knit mountain community.

Blog Cabin 2009: Winning Home Features

Online visitors voted for home features that were incorporated into the design and construction of Blog Cabin 2009. See the winners here.

Blog Cabin 2009: The Natural Beauty of Little Pine

Check out all of the natural features the site of Blog Cabin 2009 has to offer.

Blog Cabin 2009: Asheville Living

Discover the sights and sounds of Asheville, a short drive from Little Pine and Blog Cabin 2009.

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