Discover how a custom Woodhouse timber frame home supports your whole-body health, wellness, and happiness.



It could be said that the secret to a happy, fulfilling life lies in a comprehensive approach to well-being. After all, good health and wellness aren’t achieved merely by trips to the gym; they are cultivated through lifestyle. And, given the amount of time we spend in our houses, especially retirees, one’s home is a major influence on physical and mental wellness. Luckily, a timber frame home is particularly well-suited to promoting and enhancing your whole-body health, every day and night.

There are a multitude of ways a custom timber frame home is designed for your physical fitness and emotional well-being. Timber framing’s superior energy efficiency, durability, and nearly endless customization options combine with exposed craftsmanship for an aesthetic appeal, highly functional spaces, and a connection to nature. You don’t simply live in a timber frame home . . . you thrive in one. Here are a few to get you started:



Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. With so much inside time, good indoor air quality is vital. With Woodhouse, you can breathe deep and relax. Woodhouse timber frame homes are built with structural insulated panels, or SIPs. Unlike conventional fiberglass insulation, SIPs are constructed by injecting liquid polyurethane between two sheets of oriented strand board, creating a building envelope that is 3-5 times tighter than conventional stick homes. Outdoor pollutants have difficulty penetrating the SIP system. Moreover, SIP homes have superior control over indoor air quality because incoming air goes through controlled ventilation, filtering out contaminants, allergens, and other pollutants.


Quiet Bliss

The same traits that make SIPs so effective at protecting air quality also ensure better sound insulation and external noise reduction. SIPs are cavity free, and their foam insulation core creates a higher overall mass than fiberglass. Noise transmission is reduced, leaving you to enjoy your home in sweet serenity and calm.


Southern Yellow Pine Cottage - Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company


Natural Light

For optimum health, natural light isn’t a nice-to-have, it’s a necessity. Our circadian rhythms need regular exposure to natural light throughout the day to stay synchronized, a requirement for healthy, restorative sleep patterns. Because the timber frame structure bears the weight of the home, exterior walls can be filled with expansive stretches of glass, encouraging abundant natural light exposure. Careful site orientation paired with flexible design options fine tunes the sun’s exposure to different parts of the home at different parts of the day, for ultimate living enjoyment. Our Sagamore and FoxHollow plans elevate indoor natural light with dedicated sun rooms.


Safe Living Environment

When your timber frame home is your forever home, you can live the healthiest, best version of your life as you grow older. Timber frames are naturally scaled to provide many aging-in-place basics — wider traffic lanes and doorways, plenty of light, and great rooms with ample square footage — that support your different needs as you age in place, protecting your independence and quality of life.

Woodhouse has many single-level-living plans in an array of sophisticated home styles. Our design team will work with you to identify customizations that safeguard your health at every stage of life.


Indoor-Outdoor Connection

Humans are biological beings, and a regular connection to the outdoors is essential for whole-body wellness. Timber frames are ripe with opportunities to blur if not completely erase, the line between indoors and out. Ample glazing elements, decks and outdoor living spaces, spa-like bathrooms, indoor pools, sleeping porches (as seen in the Woodhouse Banff floorplan), and entire homes designed to be as one with their natural surroundings, seamlessly integrate nature’s healing properties into your everyday existence.  Take it further with storage spaces and mudrooms that keep your outdoor toys ready-to-go, encouraging you to take advantage of a sunny morning on the trails or a powder day on the slopes.

Check out the indoor-outdoor connection in this North Carolina Woodhouse home that makes you feel as if you’re living in the tree canopy.


Luxury Amenities

Aside from the many ways a timber frame home supports your wellness, Woodhouse will enhance it even more. Luxury amenities tailored to your lifestyle needs can be beautifully incorporated into your home’s design for the ultimate wellness boost. Creative pools and water features of all sizes immerse you in the health benefits of water. Exercise rooms facilitate more workouts by eliminating the need to drive to a gym while rec rooms are dedicated play spaces. If you’re looking to strengthen your mental health and nurture your inner peace, look at this meditation space in a Cayuga Lake, NY Woodhouse timber frame, and how the Woodhouse Jasper floorplan incorporates a Zen garden. The possibilities are endless.


Build Your Well-Being

Get more out of life with a dwelling that improves and safeguards your well-being. Explore our gallery for even more ideas on how Woodhouse homeowners have enhanced their home with healthy lifestyle design. Talk to your Woodhouse regional project manager and start living your best life in a Woodhouse home.