Tiny Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin with Straw-Clay is Timber Framed

Tiny Off-Grid Cordwood Cabin with Straw-Clay is Timber Framed

Stu and Midge have been building a unique, off-grid cordwood cabin in western Wisconsin using cordwood for some walls and straw/clay (also known as light straw/clay) for others. The cabin is 12′ x 16′.  Built on strengthened posts and piers. The cordwood...
Cordwood in Idaho, Montana, Utah

Cordwood in Idaho, Montana, Utah

There have been many questions about cordwood in Idaho, Montana and Utah. There is quite a bit going on in Idaho and Montana, some with architectural plans and others doing it “by the seat of their pants.” True to form on this blog, there will be more...
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...