Jair Dias was kind enough to send photos of his newly completed cordwood home in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He used “pinus” (Pine) for his cordwood infill and in his own words,  “I tried to use only woods grown here in Brazil for use in cordwood construction.  All the structural wood of the house is rustic eucalyptus and some pinus.

Jair Dias 17AFor siding, I used wood scraps of the species grapia (apuleia leiocarpa). The floor was made of recycled material from our old house. The roof and tile made of recycled material. The house is octagonal with 94 square meters with another sixty on the five sides we have a balcony.”Jair Dias 20AShould you wish to compare, here is the link to Jair’s first post while his home was under construction. .  https://cordwoodconstruction.org/cordwood-in-brazilJair Dias 16A

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As you can see from the photos he used red clay for his cobwood mixture.  Jair Dias 21A

Beautiful flowers and plants all around.  Jair Dias 19A

Jair Dias 18AANice work Jair!  Congratulations.

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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,  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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