Clifton Loveridge of Loveridge Woodcraft sent the following pictures of this beautiful cordwood build in Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand. Clifton used Macrocarpa log ends 350mm thick (14 inches), posts were Macrocarpa and Manuka wrapped in thick plastic and mortared. Beautiful flooring using stones and large slabs of stone. It boasts a “Hessian Ceiling”, (which is burlap stapled between the roundwood rafters) glass wool (fiberglass) insulation and an iron roof. Clifton states, “I’m keen to build more of these.” The cordwood building is 30′ x 20′ (600 square feet). The exterior has a few very large diameter pieces of wood. It is built right into New Zealand’s natural landscape.
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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 thousands of 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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