Korean Cordwood (Cobwood) Soil Houses

While surfing the web I came across a picture of a uniquely beautiful cordwood home in South Korea that was labeled "Korean Soil House."  Having the good fortune to have a friend teaching in Seoul, South Korea at that time, I asked if he could try and track down the...

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Colorado Cordwood at Aspen Valley Ranch

Ryan Ross of Woodland Park, Colorado was kind enough to share these photos.  Ryan wrote, "We have our own portable sawmill and cut all the timber-frame material right here on the ranch...the walls are 8" thick because we use this as an art studio/educational space. We...

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Cordwood in Norway & Sweden: Wood Chunk Walls

"Wood Chunk Walls" and have been one of many traditional styles for building barns in Norway and Sweden since the 1850s.   These barns were built using the end cuts from logs.  They were placed on horizontal 1-inch boards to maintain a level mortaring shelf.  This...

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Raise the Roof on Cordwood Homes

When planning your cordwood home, the roof becomes an essential part of your design.  From looking good to insulating to adding extra space, to protecting your walls, good roof design is an essential part of every home. Here are a few "topping off ideas" to consider...

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Cordwood Classroom 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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How to build Good Looking Cordwood Walls

A good-looking cordwood wall is breathtaking in its simplicity.  It grabs the viewer and gives the impression that an artist was at work on this wall. The wall lasts for hundreds of years (if done right) and the beauty remains. The key is to be fluid and random.  Logs...

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