There is a beautiful 30-acre garden park in Wausau called Monk Botanical Gardens and it is used for community events and hiking. It is renowned for its incredible flower and vegetable gardens. It boasts great winding trails, a tree house, beautiful native and local shrubs, water features, trees, stones, and megalithic boulders from the last Ice Age.
A fund was created and a local contractor was hired to build a Hobbit House (Tolkien was one of her favorite authors and The Hobbit was one of her favorite books). The committee decided to build a playhouse & reading nook for the children of the community.
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.
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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 (2018), Cordwood Construction Best Practices 2020 (print), and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online Cordwood bookstore. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
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