Cordwood Beauty in Wisconsin is “Best Practices”

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

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...
Cordwood Open to the Public

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...
Cordwood: Top Five Electrical Tips

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...
Cordwood in Idaho, Montana, Utah

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...