What makes us unique?
FOCUS ON FOOTPRINT
Renewable energy sytems, sustainable land development, forest regeneration, organic farming, and education of visitors.
FEELING OF SECLUSION
Dwellings are placed strategically to achieve a feeling of seclusion, allowing each guest to experience “stillness.”
A communal area, open kitchen, and outdoor activites that provide the opportunity to connect with other adventurers.
HOW ARE WE DOING?
Build a scalable & sustainable outdoor resort model in WNC, experimenting with new builds, systems, unique land features, and native activities.
Expand into larger tracts of land where we manage our own conservation areas that guests can interact with, in 3 more locations. Expand our marketing internationally.
Take the concept to a national level, bringing an outdoor community and unique culture to every beautiful natural area in the country. Spreading our message of balance as our lives become increasingly digital.
In one of the most underrated mountainous regions in the US.
It all started in the summer before our senior year of high school when we were printing outdoor-inspired T-shirts out of Marc’s garage and selling them all over town. Marc’s obsession with business paired well with my passion and design creativity. Each shirt highlighted a local outdoor area with a youthful and risk-seeking spirit. We were doing our best to get our friends and neighbors outside while making some extra money to fund more of our own adventures.
That adventure came at the first glimpse of summer in our freshman year of college. We took a huge leap into the unknown with $800 in our pockets, and set off on a 35-day road trip across the US to see some of the outdoor areas we had only dreamed of. We slept anywhere we could pitch a tent, and cooked our gas station hot dogs over a 1973 Coleman Camping Stove. It was this trip that showed Marc and I how little we really needed to be happy.
Four years later, we both graduated from our respective colleges knowing we wouldn’t be satisfied with a 9-to-5. Our adventure had inspired us, and we couldn’t look back. Since then, we became infatuated with real estate and Airbnb, and the creativity & stewardship that came with it.
We have seen great success over the past couple of years with our Airbnb business, and have even acquired a few of our own properties, but our hearts are still not fully in it. We have realized that we need to realign with our roots, to what got us started in business from the beginning — the Great Outdoors. Connecting others with nature and giving them the peace & perspective nature has given us. Sharing the experience of how little we need to be happy. This is where our fire lies.
-Evan & Marc