Deltec Homes: In terms of construction, Deltec Homes has experience with green building. Its manufacturing facility is powered by 273 photovoltaic solar panels and the company has a goal to build homes with 100% renewable energy. Deltec Homes put together a LEED Platinum home for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which is pretty impressive.
Built by Abijah Thomas in 1856. Located on the South Fork, in the southwest region of the state, at 631 Octagon House Road. Google Maps: 36.774273, -81.569865. Details in a book, "Abijah Thomas and the Octagon House," written by Mack Sturgill, available in the Smyth-Bland Regional library in Marion.