What is the resale value of a cordwood home? Many people don’t consider this when they are planning their cordwood home. Here are examples of cordwood homes that have sold in the past few years. The deciding sale factor in each one was the “quality of build.” Well built cordwood walls, good overall appearance and excellent interior choices were often the deciding factor in having a SOLD sign placed in the yard. Tom Huber’s beautiful cordwood home in Watervliet, Michigan sold quickly. The buyers said that the deciding factor was the excellent cordwood and stonework. Above, this cordwood home was built in the 1970s in Rockmart, Georgia. It sold a few years ago. I think everyone can appreciate the long front porch, the sturdy, off-grade foundation, and the beautiful cordwood walls.
Below, Luke and Amy Metzer of Spartanburg, South Carolina sold their cordwood home in a month in 2016. The realtor and the buyer were effusive in their praise of the quality of workmanship throughout. https://cordwoodconstruction.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/cordwood-in-spartanburg-south-carolina/(Below) Alan and Rebecca of Wilburton, Oklahoma sold their home to a neighbor who loved the look of the eastern red cedar with the post and beam framework.
This lovely cordwood home on the shores of Lake Superior near Calumet, Michigan was for sale. It is a quality build throughout. The spiral staircase, the wood carvings and the stackwall cordwood corners are beautiful and inviting.
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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. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
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