Clarke Snell co-author of the excellent book, Building Green, spoke to our Cordwood Workshop at Love’s Organic Farm near Marshall, North Carolina. We then followed him to his Building Green Cottage site where he gave the class a tour and explanation of the various wall types (cordwood, cob, strawbale, earthen plaster, and a living roof) and delineated their pros and cons. It was a very interesting visit.
Clarke giving an explanation of the cob and cordwood wall.
The synergy of the cob and cordwood wall gives a nice juxtaposition to the building.
The cordwood wall with a very large 3.5-foot overhang.
Flowers & cordwood with Tulip Poplar
Star students from Charlotte, NC building a wall with radiant smiles.
Checking the log end faces seeing which one goes next.
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