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Double Wall Cordwood

In the mid-70's Cliff Shockey of Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada decided to build an energy efficient home of recycled cordwood, but since he lived where the temps would go down to -50, he decided to build "double wall." He built a post and beam framework and laid up 8"...

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Cordwood Conference 2011 Winnipeg, Canada

                            Continental Cordwood Conference 2011                      University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada June 11-12, 2011    This was the first sight we encountered as we crossed the border from North Dakota into Manitoba. Hundreds of wind...

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Cordwood Sweat Lodges & Dog Houses

Cordwood lends itself to many types of buildings, including ones that keep a person clean and a dog sheltered.  Below is a cordwood sweat lodge in the Pacific Northwest.  It is built with Western Red Cedar which makes for a beautiful cordwood wall.  A tiny sweat...

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Best Wood for Cordwood?

One of the Frequently Asked Cordwood Questions (FACQ) is: "What type of wood can I use?"  At one time, the answer was, "Anything you got."  But over time folks realized that there were good, better and best options for wood selection.  To narrow down your choices...

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Cordwood Cabin/Rock Wall, Birch Bark & Cordwood Tables

Monte Loomis built a gorgeous cordwood floor in his octagonal cordwood cabin.  He proceeded to add a rock wall (fire resistance for his wood stove), cabinet doors made of birch bark and cordwood tables. In the top right-hand corner, you can see birch bark used as snow...

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Hungarian Cordwood by Tamas Abel

  Tamas recently sent some new photos of his finished cordwood cabin.  Enjoy them and thank you Tamas for sharing.  His logs are pine cut from the surrounding forest and he did the work on weekends.  He has made himself a wonderful get-away cabin. Tamas sent a message...

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Cordwood classroom houses Cloud Forest Conservation in Guatemala

Tara & Rob Cahill have been working in the rain forests near Coban, Guatemala for decades.  They have built a beautiful infrastructure that includes a cordwood school for middle and high school students.  Here is a brief walkthrough video by the architect Charles...

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