Where can you find three cordwood buildings, a Yurt, a Straw-Clay Cottage, a Tepee, a Sauna, the largest Megalithic Stone Circle in the USA AND is open to the public)?   Kinstone Circle near Fountain City, Wisconsin, is where.   Kristine Beck, the owner and inspiration for the 36-acre site, has created a place for people to refresh, renew and revitalize.  www.kinstonecircle.com 

For your viewing please here are some photos of this amazing place.The sun has created an angel of light on the finial of the Kinstone Chapel thatched, cordwood chapel is a beauty.jpg The 12 sided cordwood chapel with thatched roof.KInstone Rick Swanson 1The Dragon’s Keep with living roof.   Most excellent photos are courtesy of Rick Swanson.  https://www.foxswanarts.comKInstone Rick Swanson 2An entrance center with a Star Wall. KInstone Rick Swanson 3Looking to the ever-changing horizon.Kinstone chapel interior moon and sun wall1a with logo.jpg The chapel has nature motifs from St. Francis of Assisi’s poem The Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon.  The yellow orb is Brother Sun.  Stone circle with Kinstone chapel in the background low rez.jpgThe stone circle is the largest in the USA.    Visit www.kinstonecircle.com for more information, about classes, natural building and other offers.The reflection pool flows to the Kinstone Chapel.jpg The reflecting pool gives one a chance to sit and refresh. Kinstone sauna 2 with logo interior.jpg

The sauna is inviting and cosy.

Kinstone sauna 1 with logo.jpgThe exterior is 12′ x 16′ and makes a nice footprint for a tiny cabin.

KInstone Straw clay cottage.jpgThe straw-clay cottage sits on a pier foundation and has three coats of earthen plaster.  It has honey bee motifs in the walls. Kinstone Dragons Keep 3The scales of the dragon in the Dragon’s Keep are apparent and the trapezoid window shows her wing.

Kinstone 49The large dragon (there are currently 24) shows off his green eye.  Kinstone 51The 10 point “shed” provides a nice coat hanger for weary travelers.

Kinstone Dragon 3A

The bottle brick pattern was created using a cardboard template before any bottles were added.

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.

Cordwood Construction Best Practices Front_Cover_-_CC_Best_Practices small pixelsIf you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at richardflatau@gmail.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 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

Click on the picture to find out more. 

The 30 menu items. DVD Menu 1

DVD menu 2

The Drone View is especially spectacular!