Cordwood Homes Inside & Out

Cordwood Homes Inside & Out

Inside and Out:  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, “What does that look like on the inside?  This is a 4 part blog post series about incredible cordwood homes, cabins, and cottages with pictures of the outside AND the inside. Bryan & Lois Pratt...
Starwood Cordwood Home

Starwood Cordwood Home

Some cordwood owner/builders want to build Tiny, others opt for Medium, and some want to go Large (or go home :0).  Here is a story about the construction of a gorgeous 4600 square foot cordwood home.  Naturally, it took a while and if you read the entire post, the...
Bright & Airy Cordwood Home

Bright & Airy Cordwood Home

Bright & Airy Cordwood Home by Valerie Davidson  (condensed)    “Another couple has stopped by to view our Cordwood Home in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. They approach us at the door, “He” smiling brightly, “She” reluctantly following. They enter...
Wood Stoves for Cordwood Homes

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 ones own home with a sustainable natural resource (wood). If you have a woodlot, your cordwood home can be heated for your...
Cordwood Stairways

Cordwood Stairways

Folks ask: “Can I mortar logs for a stairway into a cordwood wall.”  The answer is YES, if you do it using Best Practices.  If not done correctly, the stairs will loosen in the cordwood wall and cause degradation of the mortar. Above is an example of a...
Double Wall Cordwood

Double Wall Cordwood

In the mid-70’s Cliff Shockey of Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, Canada decided to build an energy efficient home of recycled cordwood, but since he lived where the temps would go down to -50, he decided to build “double wall.” He built a post and beam...