Tiny House, Big Money

Atlanta has one of the most popular Airbnb listings in the US and to no surprise it’s a tiny house.  Tiny tree house (pictured in the featured photo).  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1415908 Tiny houses are often viewed at cost cutters.  Downsizing to reduce cost, utilities, and upkeep.  They also have great potential for revenue.  If used as a … More Tiny House, Big Money

Carya glabra

The hickory tree, a close relative of pecans, is another important source of food for wildlife in the forest. While the nut is typically too bitter for people, many animals love the nuts, including black bears, squirrels, and many other mammals and birds. As early settlers introduced pigs, they noticed that the pigs loved the … More Carya glabra

Liriodendron tulipifera

The tulip tree, or liriodendron tulipifera, is a beautiful local hardwood, and one of the largest hardwoods in the eastern US, growing to over 100 feet tall. It typically grows very straight and tall, making it a valuable timber tree.This tree can be easily identified by the unique shape of its leaves, which you can … More Liriodendron tulipifera

Quercus alba

“If oak is the king of trees, as tradition has it, then the white oak, throughout its range, is the king of kings.” – Donald Peattie The white oak tree is found throughout forests in the eastern half of the United States. It is tall, stately tree which can grow up to 100 feet tall, … More Quercus alba

Sustainable Wood

The majority of the non-structural wood used for the UGarden’s Tiny House is coming from the most sustainable place imaginable: its own back yard. In the winter of 2015-2016 a large storm blew over several trees, and the faculty and staff were quick to find a great use for these downed trees. The oak, tulip … More Sustainable Wood


I just wanted to thank the Teachers and the students in this class. Before I started the class, I only knew how to work a drill and screwdriver. I never imagined that I’d be comfortable with power saws and staple guns just a few months later. I feel like I’ve learned a lot of life … More Thanks

Ole’ Hickory

The wood we used in the house is beautiful. It’s amazing how one tree provided enough wood to make all the floors and walls of the house plus more! That’s recycling at work!