Blog Cabin 2009: The First Homesite Photos

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


This homesite has lots of old-growth trees, plus a bit of sunlight.

Sunlight Through the Trees

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


Lot has dense, old-growth trees.

Forested Lot

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


The cabin design team reviews the plans.

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

Cabin will be an interpretive learning center.

Community Learning Center

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

Herb Garden

The site will be an herb garden in the summer.

Herb Garden Site

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

Foot Bridge

Rustic Foot Bridge Across the Creek

Foot Bridge

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


Construction of the Grassland Mountain Lodge community center.

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.

Observatory With Retractable Roof


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


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