This paper aims to explore the relationship between concepts such as culture, ecology, life style, built environment and resource utilization within the context of two villages located on the Black Sea region of northern Turkey. These two villages called as Konaklar and Muratköy with populations of nearly 600 and 400 respectively, share the same ecological milieu of the research area Storm Valley, Rize. Being a natural site itself, Storm Valley hosts a number of villages descending from two different cultures of Hemsin and Laz. Due to these cultural differences, the villages reflect distinct physical and social choices along with different utilization of the natural resources. In this research it is emphasized that regardless of its scale, the physical environment is independent from neither the socio-cultural group of behaviors and choices nor the ecological milieu of the habitat. In this sense, the selected two villages of our research have affected the physical alteration of the environment. Having migrated from Caucasus during the 11th century, most of the Hemsin settlements have quit speaking their language and lost many of their traditions, simply by adjustments. However, the case is different for the Laz culture; their settlement in the area traces back to the 5th century B.C. It would not be wrong to say that Laz culture clings to the original language and traditional values of its ethnic background. Hence, this research shows that the two different cultures living in the Storm Valley, present two different identities, life-styles, habits, choices, behavioral modes and different ecological adaptation strategies. Spatial organizations are also differentiated in semantic, syntactic and pragmatic ways and the expression are mainly derived from their sociocultural structures.