The 2015 Cordwood Conference was held near Plattsburg, New York on July 11-12, 2015.  It was hosted by Rob and Jaki Roy of Earthwood Building School.  35 wonderful souls attended and had an outstanding time learning, sharing and networking.  A set of papers was developed over the of winter of 2015.   Richard Flatau and Rob Roy edited the papers, collated them and sent them to the printer.  CCC 15 Papers cover

Written by 19 different authors. there are 136 pages and 242  inspirational, color photos. Examples of articles are: “Cordwood in the round, the Rendezvous Cabin, Ravenwood, Kinstone Chapel, Adirondack Cabin, Cordwood in Sweden, Korean Soil Houses, Special Design Features at Driftwood, Cordwood Flooring,  Cordwood Classroooms in Guatemala” and so many more. This is a significant addition to the ever expanding cordwood library. You can have your very own copy in print or ebook format…visit           to find out more. Here are some pictures from the Conference.

CCC15eeee.jpg colleenAbove:  Jaki & Rob Roy, Becky & Richard Flatau.CCC15uuAngelika, Nancy, Jaki & Becky striking a beautiful pose.CCC15xxAngelika, Clare and Lulu at Stoneview. CCC15tThe Cordwood Conference attendees pose in front of Rapatooee Louie. CCC15zzzzA beautiful corwdood wall in progress at the home of Chris and Cat Ryan.  A cordwood workshop was held there after the Conference. CCC15fffConference attendees having fun at the Saturday social at Earthwood.
BN24Bruce Kilgore and Nancy Dow were gracious host/hostess in offering their incredibly gorgeous Ravenwood cordwood home for tour.  More on the Kilgore’s homestead in another post.

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 pixelsIf 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 cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.