Founded as a railroad town in 1896, Mena, Arkansas is located near Queen Wilhelmina State Park in the scenic Ouachita Mountains. The owner of 200 acres adjacent to the state park tasked KNRG Architects with designing a main house, a guest house and a barn all using only reclaimed logs, siding, windows and door frames from old buildings. Many sites in the area were surveyed to obtain the materials needed to create the recycled rustic homestead. The design included the use of chinking between the reclaimed logs for an authentic country appearance. KNRG successfully implemented many Green/LEED practices while creating a charming ranch house, a quaint cottage and a vintage barn that blend with the natural environment establishing an ‘off the grid’ complex.