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Pinhoti Peak is not a typical build! Everything is made of heavy steel, and there are NO interior load-bearing walls. Chip’s Tips & Take-A-Ways Supporting your roof independently from the house gives you the absolute maximum flexibility with interior space design, as well as the flexibility to rearrange and remodel easily with no structural changes in the […]

Jan 21, 2022

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Chip’s December check-in on Pinhoti! Despite the cold temperatures, framing is making progress and nd the floor trusses are stealing the show! Chip picked a product from TrimJoist® because this unique combination of open-web floor truss and a trimmable, wooden I-joist, gives our build a superior cantilever capability and the flexibility to trim the joists […]

Dec 31, 2021

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Let’s be honest… Chip is a perfectionist and when he does anything…he goes ALL OUT! That was certainly the case when we decided to build a to-scale model of Pinhoti. Having a scaled model of the home not only helps us visualize the details, but also helps us communicate our construction techniques, innovative spatial planning, […]

Dec 29, 2021

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Chip’s prediction: this is the future of residential construction! Why? We are not going to lie…There is a LOT of upfront work in the design and review process…and it’s very detail oriented. But pre-fabricated wall panels eliminate both extra on-site labor and material waste. The panels flat pack for easy shipping and on-site unloading, and […]

Dec 14, 2021

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As seen on Fox & Friends – December 5, 2021 Pauli and I are so excited for you to to continue following us on this journey of building Pinhoti Peak, and here’s the clip of our recent holiday check in on the morning show Fox & Friends: Even though we’ve done hundreds and hundreds of […]

Dec 5, 2021

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As seen on Fox & Friends – October 24, 2021 Pauli and I are so excited to share this project that we’ve been working on for the last several month! Like most, this past year had our family re-evaluating the way we do life, and longing even more for a place we can escape. Pinhoti […]

Oct 24, 2021

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A new construction build will become exponentially more complicated when you’re not on site every single day to receive deliveries that can sometimes get rescheduled last minute. Pinhoti Challenge: How can we make receiving and storing our building supplies more convenient and secure when our property is located over an hour away? Pinhoti Solution: Our […]

Oct 19, 2021

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Our family has always felt most fully awake, fully engaged when we are submerged in nature. Whether it is a high-speed adventure of ATV rides or white-water rafting, or a quiet reflective hike…the wilderness calls us. It refreshes and energizes us. It challenges and inspires us.

Apr 24, 2021

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Maybe it is our background in real estate, or maybe it’s just our daydreaming nature, but Chip and I just enjoy driving and looking at properties. So, on our route home from our ATV adventure, we decided to see if there was anything for sale nearby. I was disappointed to see there was not anything […]

Feb 3, 2021

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