Best Wood for Cordwood

Best Wood for Cordwood

One of the Frequently Asked Cordwood Questions (FACQ) is: “What type of wood can I use?”  At one time, the answer was, “Anything you got.”  But over time folks realized that there were good, better and best options for wood selection.  To...
Off Grid Cordwood Cabin

Off Grid Cordwood Cabin

Larry Schuth shared his cordwood cabin adventure.  He sent beautiful pictures of the cordwood cabin he and his family built for $9,000 in the 1990s. The basic cabin is 20′ x 30′ with a 30′ x 10′ loft.  Just right for bringing family and friends...
Cordwood Homes: Beauty Inside & Out

Cordwood Homes: Beauty Inside & Out

Inside and Out:  When I post a cordwood photo, folks often ask, “What does that look like on the inside?  This is a 4 part blog post series about incredible cordwood homes, cabins, and cottages with pictures of the outside and the inside.  Bryan & Lois...
Cordwood on a Basement is Off Grid

Cordwood on a Basement is Off Grid

A beautiful cordwood cabin done the “right way” using Best Practices. The owners were meticulous and made sure every part of the cabin was finished properly.  The full walk-out basement required extra support.  The cabin rests in the middle of 320 acres of...
How to make a Cordwood wall look good

How to make a Cordwood wall look good

Some folks who build with cordwood are disappointed with the resulting “look” of their labor. In order to make a cordwood wall look good, it is imperative to learn how to make a random pattern.  While this may seem contradictory (we should probably say...