Two Cordwood Workshops are being offered in Grand Marias, Minnesota in August 2024.  These workshops will be led by cordwood master builders Charles Yeager and Martha Williams.  

A picture of the resting porch of a beautiful cordwood sauna in the UP of Michigan. This was built at a workshop with cordwood expert Charles Yeager. 

An example of some of the motifs and treasures built into this sauna. 

Monika from Cranes’s Landing will also be helping with the workshop.  This is her sauna from last year’s workshop! 

Charles Yeager built this fantastic sauna a decade ago. 

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin, or home, please visit   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  

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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 (2018),  Cordwood Construction Best Practices 2020 (print), and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online Cordwood bookstore.

Click on the picture if you would like to order this “best of the best” DVD (menu below).