Jeffrey H. Dean is a true Renaissance man: a builder, sculptor, painter, metalsmith, potter and jack of all trades/master of all trades. Here is but one of his many projects: a gorgeous timber frame barn with cordwood and board & batten. This serves as a home for yaks, yows and goats. [The following pictures are the copyright of Jeffrey H Dean and are used with permission.]
Jeffrey and his beautiful wife Ranja are offering Homestead Tours of their gorgeous Homer, Alaska paradise. Sign up or take a virtual tour at the following link if you would like to have a look around. https://jeffreyhdean.com/ Excellent juxtaposition of cordwood, framing and board & batten siding. Wouldn’t you like to be a pampered yak or yow (cow/yak cross) in this building?
A yow is a cross between a yak and a cow.
The vistas are truly breathtaking. The bay is visible in the background. The hay is sweet and the building so very attractive.
The goat barn is built upon stone pilings.
Look at how the doors and the locks all tie into the framework! This is assuredly a master craftsman at work. https://jeffreyhdean.com/tour/workshop/cordwood/
The yak and yow barn from another vantage point.
There are many other beautiful vistas and paths around the Dean homestead.
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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 instruction for thousands of cordwood builders. Cordwood Workshop Video (2017), Cordwood Construction Best Practices (2017) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
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