One of my favorite cordwood homes in all the world is “Stonewood” on the Keweenaw Peninsula of Lake Superior also known as the mighty “Gitche Gumee.”  Built by Wayne Higgins & Marlys Bacon it is a testament to how professional artists build a cordwood structure. Wayne & Marlys have both passed on (rest in peace dear friends) and the home is now being offered for sale. [This lovely home is now sold.]

Stackwall corners, a spiral staircase and a model schooner on the top plate.

Stackwall corners anchor the home.

The Great Room certainly lives up to its name.

The home started with a log cabin built in the 1930’s.

That’s mighty Lake Superior in the background.

The dining room table offers a peaceful, attractive place for breaking bread.

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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  2005, 2011 & 2015 Cordwood Conferences and provided consultation for cordwood builders.  Cordwood Construction: Best Practices DVD (2018),  Cordwood Construction Best Practices 2020 (print & ebook) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.

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