Would you consider buying a cordwood home?  I have known of several dozen cordwood homes that have “come on the market” in the past ten years.   What would encourage you to buy?  What would be a deal-breaker? Here is a home in Comox, British Columbia that came for sale and the asking price was just under half a million dollars.  Cordwood for Sale BC 1

With half an acre, an1800 sq. ft. floor plan, and western red cedar as the cordwood infill, this beauty sold as soon as it hit the market. 

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Lots of wood and so well done.  Personally, I love a wood ceiling.

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Well-spaced cordwood log ends, with clean mortar joints, make for very attractive, complimentary walls. Cordwood for Sale Comox BC5

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The specific features: 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, timber frame & cordwood; vaulted ceilings, a large open kitchen, a bright Sunroom & a cosy fireplace. The kitchen is large & open with an eating area. The roof was replaced a few years ago with lightweight metal.Cordwood for Sale Comox BC9

If you look at nothing else, take a gander at the clean, tight mortar joints and the random pattern of the Western Red Cedar.  Marvelous masonry! 

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Most cordwood homes that do sell quickly sell because of the attention to detail and the quality of the build.  The doors, windows, posts, roof, mortar, cabinets, closets, and interior fixtures all play an important role in the attractiveness of the home.

This cordwood home sold very quickly.

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 richardflatau@gmail.com  

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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 Workshop DVD,  Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015, Cordwood House Plans & Cordwood Shed Plans are the newest publications available from their ever-expanding online cordwood bookstore.”  www.cordwoodconstruction.org

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Click on the picture to access the ordering information.  The DVD is an incredible bargain at $25 and the DVD is available for an immediate download!