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 Cabin on Stilts

Cordwood Cabin on Stilts

Eric & Beth built their Rendezvous Cordwood Cabin for use during “gathering activities” on their property.  They hold Historical Re-enactments, Tomahawk and Bowie knife throwing contests, Muzzleloading target shoots and all manner of woodsy/folksy...
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...
Cordwood as a Highlight

Cordwood as a Highlight

Cordwood construction is known as a building style for homes, cottages, cabins, saunas and outbuildings.  It can also be used as an “accent wall” or to highlight a portion of a room.  When this choice is made the wall is usually called Cordwood Siding. ...
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...