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 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...
Cordwood Mistakes (How to Avoid)

Cordwood Mistakes (How to Avoid)

We often talk about how well cordwood works and how it looks good and how it performs even better.  Posting pictures of well built cordwood homes is a real joy and explaining how to build cordwood correctly is the nature of this blog.   However, people have been...
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...