“Who Let the Dogs Out” of their cordwood houses?  Who, who, who?  When they are outside they pose with panache.  Usually, with a look of “my home is built like a fortress! Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah!”Whitefang loves her cordwood in Homer, Alaska. 

(Below) Cordwood Dog created by Oliver Swann has a word of caution for cordwood builder’s dogs.

(Above) Our beloved Golden “Summer” posing by the Cordwood Education Center.KimAnna’s pooch (appropriately named) Athena is feeling proud and protective at the Mermaid Cottage in Del Norte, Colorado (remember Athena was Zeus’s favorite).  http://www.mermaidcottage.org

(Above) Sometimes a cordwood watchdog is a security feature for a cordwood home (even if it’s just a carving).

A cordwood doghouse fit for a king (including bottle ends for light)byTom HuberOlle Hagman builds moveable, palletized doghouses in Sweden.

Tom Huber almost accidentally mortared his look-alike “log-end dog” in the wall :0) He’s about the right size. 

Some dogs get spoiled when they have a living-roof to lounge upon.

Good advice!

Learning doggone perseverance is one of the things our pets teach us. 

The end…when its time to say goodbye, wag your tail and move on. 

Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org   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 on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print, video and ebook format.

If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at richardflatau@gmail.com  

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

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