One of the all-time-best cordwood construction practice projects is building a cordwood outhouse. Not only do you get to hone your cordwood skills, but you get a functional addition to your homestead. You can practice with various styles of mortar and material.
Cobwood outhouse by Olesia Antiushnia in Belgium. A sink in a modern cordwood bathroom in Michigan.
A cobwood, thatched building in Oxcala, Mexico by master natural builder Marcus Grossman.
A hexagonal cobwood outhouse in New Jersey built by Marcus Grossman before he moved to Mexico.
He topped it off with a living roof.
Julie decided that she was going to make her outhouse look like cordwood, so she took her paintbrush and her artistic talent. This is what she created. Nice work Julie. Her home is built with cordwood, so she extended the look to her outhouse, but used paint, instead.
Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home (in which to build your cordwood floor), 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 email@example.com
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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