Cordwood lends itself to many types of buildings, including ones that keep a person clean and a dog sheltered. Below is a cordwood sweat lodge in the Pacific Northwest. It is built with Western Red Cedar which makes for a beautiful cordwood wall.
A tiny sweat lodge/sauna in Montana with a hollow log for light and ventilation.
Another sauna bathhouse and sweat lodge in Montana.
If you add a few windows, the sweat lodge becomes a tiny home.
Below are some cordwood dog house ideas for your prized pooch.
Tom Huber made his dog comfortable in Michigan (above) and almost mortared his sausage log-dog into the wall in New York.
Olle Hagman shared doghouses from Sweden. Note the stackwall corners and the clay mortar.
Olle made his dog house moveable by building it on a pallet (above).
Tim Halverson of Ohio added some straw for bedding.
This one is made of stone, cob, an arch, and a loafing, living roof. 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.
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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 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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