Facilities – Main Cabin

  • Over 10,000 square feet under roof and approximately 7,600 square feet that is conditioned space.
  • We built this home under the stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for homes guidelines and have met all of the requirements for Gold certification.
  • Rain water is collected from the roof and permeable pavers to a 8,000 gallon cistern. The water is used to irrigate the plants and lawn around the cabin.
  • This is the largest residential solar panel array system in North Carolina, with a 35Kw solar panel array and a 5Kw wind turbine. The system generates enough power to run 3 average sized US homes. It can power 80% of the electrical needs of the main cabin for 3 days without recharging.
  • Several geothermal wells keep the temperature in the house regulated and comfortable throughout the year.
  • The logs came from a certified Douglas fir forest in Canada and vary in size.
  • PrecisionCraft Loghomes hand peeled the bark off the logs and then cut and assembled the logs into the homes outer shell.
  • It took about 18 tractor trailers to deliver the entire log package from Boise, ID to Norwood, NC. It took a month and a half to erect the log home shell and then about two years to complete the rest of the work on the inside.

Main Cabin

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The Main Cabin has over 10,000 square feet under roof and approximately 7,600 square feet of conditioned space. This home was built under the stringent LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines and meets all of the requirements for Gold Certification. The certification was issued by the U.S. Green Building Council in December 2013.

We pride ourselves on our home being self-sustaining in more ways than one. Rain water is collected from both the roof and permeable pavers and stored in 8,000 gallon cistern containers for later use of irrigating the plants and lawn around the cabin. In addition, the Main Cabin has the largest residential solar panel array system in North Carolina producing 35Kw of power. The cabin’s other source of energy is a 5Kw wind turbine. This combination generates enough power to run three average sized US homes, and can power 80% of the electrical needs of the Main Cabin for three days without recharging. Several geothermal wells keep the temperature in the house regulated and comfortable throughout the year.

The logs that built our home came from a certified Douglas fir forest in Canada and vary in size. PrecisionCraft Loghomes hand-peeled the bark off the logs and then cut and assembled the logs into the home’s outer shell. It took about 18 tractor trailers to deliver the entire log package from Boise, Idaho to Norwood, North Carolina. It took a month and a half to erect the log home shell and then about two years to complete the rest of the work on the inside.

While the Main Cabin is not available for guests to rent, we hope that you appreciate Lucky Clays Farm’s values modeled in not only all of our facilities, but also our home.