Raise the Roof on Cordwood Homes

Raise the Roof on Cordwood Homes

When planning your cordwood home, the roof becomes an essential part of your design.  From looking good to insulating to adding extra space, to protecting your walls, good roof design is an essential part of every home. Here are a few “topping off ideas”...
Stackwall Corners Gone Wrong

Stackwall Corners Gone Wrong

What happens when the mortar of your stackwall corner starts to move and crack?  The picture below gives a good example of a stackwall corner in distress.  There is vertical mortar crack most of the way down the wall. The horizontal quoins (6 x 6″ beams) should...
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 one’s own home with a sustainable natural resource (wood). If you have a woodlot, your cordwood home can be heated for...
Cordwood in Oklahoma is OK

Cordwood in Oklahoma is OK

Alan & Rebecca Barreca sent me the following pictures and information on their beautiful home in SE Oklahoma. For those who are wondering about cordwood in a hot, humid climate, this will help answer your questions. “We moved into our 16 sided cordwood home...
Take a Peek Inside a Cordwood Home

Take a Peek Inside a Cordwood Home

Want to see what a cordwood home looks like on the inside?  Here’s your chance.  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, “What does that look like on the inside? Bryan & Lois Pratt built this unbelievably gorgeous cordwood home in Woodland...