2019 Cordwood Workshop Schedule

Workshop Update July 31, 2019     There are currently no workshops planned for 2019.  Potential workshops for 2020 are listed below.  None of them are finalized as of yet.  

With our “Have Workshop Will Travel” business model we work with the owner/builders and wait patiently until they have the construction site prepped and ready to go.   
For 2020 we are negotiating with an owner/builder in the Mount Pleasant area of Central Michigan. 
There is also the potential for a workshop near Manitowoc, Wisconsin at English Lake.  It will be the cordwood infill of a timber-framed cabin. This link will give you a taste of the project.
The best way to stay informed is to check the Workshop Menu at in late December/early January. 

   Workshop UPDATE (March 10, 2019):  

We are working with the cordwood host families in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan and each family is not going to be ready until 2020. As you can imagine it is quite an undertaking to get plans, permits, foundation, framing, logs dried to 12% moisture content and all the materials to host 10-18 people.  So, long story short, there will be NO workshops in the Midwest this summer, unless something pops up out of the blue.  

If you can’t attend a workshop: watching the Cordwood Workshop DVD is like having a front row seat at a workshop (available in the Online Bookstore). The video was filmed at several workshops and there is a large amount of information on Best Practices, foundations and framing  options, the five mortar mixes,  how to build a wall, tuck pointing tips,  plumbing, electrical, insulation, how to make a wall look good and inspirational drone footage of various cordwood buildings. We also offer private workshops for owner/builders who want to have more privacy and have their family and friends properly trained.   If you are interested please email and ask for a Private Workshop Brochure and How to Host a Cordwood Workshop Brochure.  

The cost to attend a workshop is $100 per day.  We believe these are the least expensive cordwood workshops in North America. 

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How to Register

Instructions for Registering:

Step 1.  Please TEXT, CALL 715-212-2870 or EMAIL before registering to make sure that the workshop has spaces available.  Thank you.

Step 2.  Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM [click here].

Step 3.  Fees for the workshop may be paid via snail mail (preferred: address below) or online [click here].


Cordwood Construction Resources LLC

Richard & Becky Flatau

W4837 Schulz Spur Dr.

Merrill, WI  54452