The Owner Builder Magazine in Australia has an article about the White Earth Reservation Cordwood Home in Minnesota.  There is also an article about Thea Alvin’s lovely stone sculptures, Earthships, stone homes and earth render.  This issue was published in 2014 and the PDF file was sent to me with permission to use as desired.  I would suggest you check out the cordwood article, the one about the stone house, stonework and the last page of Thea Alvin’s stone sculptures.  If you live in Australia there are many natural building adverts and books to peruse. 






To read the entire magazine and all the exciting articles click on the PDF link (below). This is used with the permission of Owner Builder Magazine.  


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 the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.Cordwood Construction Best Practices Front_Cover_-_CC_Best_Practices small pixels If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at  

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

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