Top 10 Cordwood Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Top 10 Cordwood Tips, Tricks and Hacks to help you build better with cordwood.  Keeping your wall level?  Try using a swinging plumb bob. Usually, a plumb bob is hung on a string to show vertical plumb. This idea is courtesy of Don Gerdes (engineer) who devised it to...

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Cordwood Million Dollar Lodge

Cordwood is usually chosen as a building style in order to save money. The fact that it uses locally available, sustainable materials is an added incentive.  However, sometimes cordwood is built to impress, and here is a fine example.  This million-dollar cordwood...

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Cordwood Cottage BnB in Colorado boasts Mermaids

Did you know there is a cottage filled with mermaids in southern Colorado?  Even though it is a thousand miles from the nearest ocean, this BnB has a bevvy of seafaring sirens. It also has gorgeous views, breathtaking skies, and wonderful structures. The cottage is...

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Cordwood Hobbit House boasts Round Door

In the green hills and valleys of western Wisconsin resides a cordwood hobbit house.  Built by Jessi & Dan Peterson, complete with a round door and sparkling bottle bricks, it is surely a welcoming sight for anyone from the Shire or beyond Bag End.  Always remember:...

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Cordwood Magnificent Pike’s Peak Colorado

Bryan and Lois Pratt of Woodland Park, Colorado have built one of the finest cordwood homes in the world!   This 12 sided, two-story beauty is breathtaking in its construction and has an unfettered view of Pike's Peak. Bryan and Lois planned for many years to build...

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