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Alaska Cordwood is “Over the Moon & Stars”

Ranja Dean has designed and completed a gorgeous cordwood outhouse at their homestead near Homer, Alaska.  Her husband Jeff helped with the building.  The cordwood outhouse is next to the BnB near their exceptionally gorgeous homestead.   The door (below) is...

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Build a $6000 Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin

"Build an Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin for $6000."  Kimberly & Edward Rak of Ridgeland, South Carolina sent some photos of their Loblolly Pine cordwood cabin, where they did exactly that!  The walls are 12 inches thick in this lovely 600 sq. ft. home.  They figure it cost...

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Cordwood Sauna in Big Lake, Alaska

Cordwood Sauna by Cody & Janelle in Big Lake Alaska.  "Hi Richard, Here are pictures of our Sauna/ Hot Tub cordwood building in Big Lake, Alaska.  The timber framing was put up by my husband, Cody and all the wood, even the cross beams and rafters are Sitka spruce...

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Cordwood Beauty in Wisconsin is “Best Practices”

Having seen a picture of a cordwood cabin in a magazine years before, Carrie dreamed about building her own cordwood home.  She read and gathered information and took one of our hands-on workshops.  Feeling empowered to hit the start button, she built a gorgeous,...

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Tiny Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin with Straw-Clay is Timber Framed

Stu and Midge have been building a unique, off-grid cordwood cabin in western Wisconsin using cordwood for some walls and straw/clay (also known as light straw/clay) for others. The cabin is 12' x 16'.  Built on strengthened posts and piers. The cordwood walls were...

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Cordwood in Louisiana

Artie Zimmerman built a gorgeous cordwood home near Zachary, Louisiana.  He kept a tuned-up chainsaw in his truck ready to cut wood at a moments notice.  Lo and behold he gradually put together 12 full cords to build this cordwood beauty. His ranch style home is made...

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Cordwood Open to the Public

Many folks would like to visit a cordwood home before they take the plunge to build one.  Most cordwood owner/builders are very kind & like to share, but they are also homeowners and usually very busy with householder tasks and responsibilities. In order to help those...

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Cordwood: Top Five Electrical Tips

Running electrical wires in a cordwood home requires an understanding of the home electrical system and of electrical safety.  I personally solved both issues by hiring a master electrician to oversee and help me install my wiring.  For the past 30 years, cordwood...

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Cordwood in Idaho, Montana, Utah

There have been many questions about cordwood in Idaho, Montana and Utah. There is quite a bit going on in Idaho and Montana, some with architectural plans and others doing it "by the seat of their pants." True to form on this blog, there will be more pictures and...

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