tamas-abel-hungaryTamas recently sent some new photos of his finished cordwood cabin.  Enjoy them and thank you Tamas for sharing.  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.

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Tamas Abel’s cordwood cabin in Hungary.

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 construction process. Post framework, the roof on and cordwood infill commencing.

Cement slab, post and beam framework.

Tamas used a cream-colored emulsion to tint his mortar white. He also pegged his logs so they would never move in the walls. Very ingenious, don’t you think?

Note that logs are all inside and clean and ready to be mortared into a wall section.

Here is a translated 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 lights were cut off from their own 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 it. E-mail I will send pictures of the construction process.”  -Tamas

Tamas stained the exterior faces of his pine logs to keep them from weathering and he left the inside faces natural.

I want to thank Tamas for sending me this pictures, he also gave me permission to share these on my blog and website so others could see his wonderful work.  Good job Tamas!

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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 cordwood builders.  Cordwood Workshop DVD (2017)  Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print 2017) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore.   www.cordwoodconstruction.org

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