Lothar Rees of Rottweil, Germany (home of the Rottweiler) sent me outstanding photos of a cordwood chicken coop and woodshed he built with friends.

Lothar writes:  “Here is some information about the two small buildings I´ve built: I built a shed for firewood and a chicken house.”

I´ve taught the others using your book “Cordwood Construction Best Practices.”

I built this in 2007 with Stackwall corners using leftovers from my log cabin building business.

You can see one of my log cabins in the background. 

Every wall has a different mortar mix

I used flower pots and tubs for artistic reasons. Note the shelves for chicken roosts and the window boxes.  

I framed the inside of the woodshed to make a small workshop. 

This vase made a good drinking pot for the chickens. 

Below is the Free Library Book House he built in Rottweil.  The link to the Book House.  https://cordwoodconstruction.org/cordwood-book-house-in-rottweil-germany

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org   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 richardflatau@gmail.com  

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  2005, 2011 & 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.   www.cordwoodconstruction.org

The Cordwood Workshop DVD is like taking a workshop in your own living room.

For more information on Cordwood Construction, click on the picture or visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org