There are a number of Cordwood Bed & Breakfasts and even more Cordwood Rentals (no breakfast:0) in North America.  Here are a few examples (with links) to a some of these beautiful cordwood creations.  If you know of any more, please let me know.

Cordwood in Bracebridge Ontario by Richard Flatau cordwoodconstruction.orgAbove:   This is the Cordwood Lodge in Bracebridge, Ontario.

St. Anne des Lacs, QuebecThe “Cordstead” boasts 4 round cordwood buildings.  The thought herein, is to give you a “cordwood living” experience to see if  a cordwood home is your cup of tea. Sandy and Angelika are fine hosts. 

cordstead-by-sandy-clidarasThis is another beautiful image the Cordstead B & B in Quebec.

The gathering place b and b in Coe HIll, OntarioThe Gathering Place on Golden Ponds is in Coe Hill, Ontario and just so you are forewarned, many people who have stayed here, have gone on to build their own cordwood home.   

Flying LM B & B in Pierce, Nebraska2The Flying L M B & B is located in Nebraska.  It is a huge cordwood building with massive beams and lots of space. It is near Pierce, Nebraska.   

Barna 1The Barna’s Vacation Rental in in Houghton, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula.  Nicole built this as her college dorm room and now rents it to weary travelers.

Mermaid cottage 1b low rez Mermaid Cottage near Del Norte, Colorado is not necessarily a B & B (no breakfast:0), but it is a gorgeous vacation rental. 

AirBnB Rarilee Conway Adirondacks cordwood 1aThis beautiful cordwood rental is in the White Face Mountains of upstate New York. 

Three more pictures (below) of this amazing B & B in the Adirondacks of New York.



The cordwood sauna (above) at the Kinstone Permaculture Academy is also available for rent.  As is the yurt, the teepee and the straw-clay cottage (below).  



The Cordwood Education Center at the Merrill School Forest in Merrill, Wisconsin USA is also for rent.  You can contact the Merrill School District for more information at


If your goal is to find out if cordwood living is for you, take the time to visit and check out some of these places.  With a rental you can poke around and enjoy your stay rather than imposing on someone to open their cordwood home at your convenience.

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.

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

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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 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.”

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Here is a jpeg of the new Cordwood Construction DVD cover available at