His logs are pine, cut from the surrounding forest and he did the work on weekends. He has made himself a wonderful get-away cabin.
Tamas sent a message and a picture to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/cordwoodconstruction, stating that he had built a cordwood cabin in Hungary. I was delighted and we exchanged pictures and messages. We would write our messages in our own languages and then use Google Translator. Even though some words don’t translate properly, we got the “gist” of each other’s thoughts. The Cordwood Construction FB group page is very well attended. If you have questions, please check it out.
Here is a Google Translate message from Tamas.
“Welcome! This house was planning a weekend house.
The wall I use a 25cm log. 9 The mortar sand, 2 cement, hydrated lime 3, 3 sawdust. The log is made of pine, sanded both ends. The trees were cut off from the forest. The columns and the roof is made of this. If you are interested in the details we will send pictures.”
The house is not yet finished. The lack of doors, windows, walls and 4 more to come. The cream-colored wall paint is an acrylic emulsion treatment to clog the pores of the wall and to prevent penetration of moisture. Then I color the outside of the mortar with acrylic wall paint. I will send pictures of the construction process.” Tamas
Tamas’s sheep help keep the grass trimmed.
I want to thank Tamas for sending me these pictures, he also gave me permission to share these on my blog and website so others could see his wonderful work. Well done Tamas!
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