Maria & Toby built a beautiful cordwood home in the mountains near Asheville, NC. Maria blogs about her life as a homesteader, homeschooler at www.dirtundermynails.com It is an excellent blog, filled with hope and life and light. I go there whenever I need a pick-me-up. Their two children Kaia and Leif and wonderful and inquisitive. Her blog goes from homeschooling to cordwood building, to chicken rearing, fabric dyeing, etc.
This is a double-wall cordwood home using blown-in Icyene foam. It has a living roof and a cool second floor. Heated with a Hearthstone soapstone stove, this beautiful dwelling provides a welcome family sanctuary.
For more information on Maria’s blog (great tips and links on all things homesteading, homeschooling, family and herbal) go to www.dirtundermynails.com
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. If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
Here is a picture of the DVD label on the best-selling Cordwood Construction video. It has been getting rave reviews for its incredible detail, clear instruction and how it breaks the cordwood tasks into manageable sections. There are 30 menu items from foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing, wall building, materials, special effects, bottle bricks, best practices, drone views of outstanding cordwood and so much more. Order yours today.