Off Grid Cordwood Cabin in the Adirondacks

Off Grid Cordwood Cabin in the Adirondacks

Larry Schuth shared his cordwood cabin adventure.  He sent beautiful pictures of the cordwood cabin he and his family built for $9,000 in the 1990s. The basic cabin is 20′ x 30′ with a 30′ x 10′ loft.  Just right for bringing family and friends...
Cordwood, the Starwall & the Stone Circle

Cordwood, the Starwall & the Stone Circle

Where can you find three cordwood buildings, a Yurt, a Straw-Clay Cottage, a Tepee, a Sauna, the largest Megalithic Stone Circle in the USA AND is open to the public?   Kinstone Circle near Fountain City, Wisconsin, is where.   Kristine Beck, the owner and inspiration...
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...