Interested in seeing a two-storey cordwood home?  Keweenaw County of Michigan boasts this beauty. There is also a Bottle Wall in the shape of the Chakras (energy centers in the body) and one with seashells and apple trees.  One of the owners is a therapist and uses the bottle wall to explain the process of healing.

Many folks have told me this is one of their favorite cordwood home pictures.

The bathroom has seashells and blue-green bottles embedded in the mortar.

The Chakra Wall allows folks to see where their energy centers are located.

The main entrance has huge logs and tiny little marbles and stones.

The apple tree motif was “set” when they found a bunch of green and yellow glass bottles!

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin, or home, please visit   While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.Cordwood Construction Best Practices Front_Cover_-_CC_Best_Practices small pixels

If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at  

Readers have requested a brief bio, so here goes:

Richard & Becky Flatau built their mortgage-free cordwood home in 1979 in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, they have written books, conducted workshops, facilitated the 2005,  2011, and 2015 Cordwood Conferences, and provided consultation for thousands of cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices DVD,  Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online Cordwood Bookstore.

Here is a picture of the Cordwood Workshop Video cover, featuring the Cordwood Education Center.

For more information on Cordwood Construction, click on the picture or visit   Below is the 30-item Video menu. 

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