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Cordwood Sauna in British Columbia

Ernie Slatter attended our Cordwood Construction workshop at Kinstone Permaculture Academy in Wisconsin and then went back home and built this beautiful sauna in British Columbia.  The sauna is called "Sea Bluff Sauna."  The latest picture with daffodils...

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Tiny Cordwood Home Flexes its Gorgeous Muscle

Jesse & Kit are living in their 768 sq. ft. tiny cordwood home they built in Wisconsin. It has a very smartly designed room-in-the-attic truss that adds an additional 360 feet of living space (2 bedrooms).  Using best practices throughout, they have installed radiant...

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Cordwood, Cardboard & Bottle Ends

What do cordwood, cardboard and bottle ends have in common? They all help make an organized, dramatic, visual statement in a cordwood wall. Let's say you want a rainbow or a peace sign or the big dipper in a cordwood wall. Here's one way to do it.  First, layout the...

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Cordwood in Oklahoma is OK

Alan & Rebecca Barreca sent me the following pictures and information on their beautiful home in SE Oklahoma. For those who are wondering about cordwood in a hot, humid climate, this will help answer your questions. "We moved into our 16 sided cordwood home on March...

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Cordwood Cabin & 35 acres for Sale in Wisconsin

An FYI for people who might be in the market for land with a cabin.  Here is a cordwood cabin (with timber frame, straw/clay slip and board and batten) on 35 acres of land in western Wisconsin (Glenwood City), near the border with Minnesota. The framework is a timber...

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Cordwood Maple Sugar Shack

Do you love the taste of Maple Syrup?   Would you like to have your own Cordwood Maple Sugar Shack?  Ted Amman answered YES to both questions. He wanted to build a "shack" to house his family maple syrup harvest. Ted attended a cordwood workshop, visited the Cordwood...

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Cordwood Magnificent in Quebec City. Canada

Sebastien Demers built a beautiful two-story cordwood home near Ste. Onesime, Quebec.   Here are pictures and an explanation of “the build” from Sebastien himself.   The half-round/half rectangle floor plan also has two interior gardens where a banana tree flourishes...

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Cordwood Framing for Beginners

Post & beam framing has become a "bread and butter" staple for cordwood builders.  Just as there are multiple ways to build a cordwood wall, there several ways to frame your building.   Here are a few of the simple and spectacular ones.  Most contractors would view...

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Take a Peek Inside a Cordwood Home

Want to see what a cordwood home looks like on the inside?  Here's your chance.  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, "What does that look like on the inside? Bryan & Lois Pratt built this unbelievably gorgeous cordwood home in Woodland Park, Colorado. It is...

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Cordwood Post & Pier Foundation

How would you like to learn about an inexpensive foundation that doesn't require concrete and keeps your cordwood "up" off the ground?  The following pictures, coupled with a brief explanation by builder Stu Bridge, help to clarify the simplicity and...

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