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Cordwood Construction Timber Framed

Blood, sweat and tears went into planning this incredible building in the western Rockies.  The owner wishes to remain anonymous, so I cannot provide her name or location.  It is architecturally drawn and code approved and when finished will offer the owner/builder a...

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Cordwood Construction Jack Henstridge and the Cordwood Movement

                      Thoughts from Jack Henstridge      The Godfather of the Cordwood Movement Compiled by Richard & Becky Flatau. Edited by Jack Henstridge for the Cordwood Conference Papers 2005.   Two wonderful pictures of Stackwood Jack Henstridge! Just as James...

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Cordwood Construction and Hybrid Buildings

Cordwood plays well with other natural and alternative styles.  Here are some examples of cordwood homes that have horizontal logs, vertical logs, board and batten siding, strawbale, earthen plaster, cobwood, earthbag and so forth.    The pictures bespeak a natural...

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Cordwood Construction can be Mortgage Free!

New Pioneer Magazine published a four-page article about building Cordwood Cottages.  The editor allowed me to place the article on various social media sites to encourage the idea of natural building.   The article details the best practice building of cordwood...

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Cordwood & the Code in Canada NEW DATA

Trying to figure out the code and how it applies to your cordwood dream home?  Here is a personal message from a cordwood builder in Ontario. This is what worked for us in South Western Ontario. The building inspector here at the time (16 years ago) was not interested...

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Masonry Heaters & Wood Stoves for Cordwood Homes

Many people are attracted to cordwood construction for the potentially low cost of building materials (wood)  and the possibility of heating one's own home with a sustainable natural resource (wood). If you have a woodlot, your cordwood home can be heated for your...

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Cordwood: Inside and Out

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 Additions Easy or Hard?

Can I build a cordwood addition onto an existing home?  Certainly, you can.  The three most important factors contributing to success are: building a proper foundation, adding solid framing and capping it with a good roof. The foundation must be tied into the existing...

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