WORKSHOPS

  2021 Cordwood Workshop Schedule

                                January 9, 2021 Workshop Update   

We will not be offering cordwood workshops this year (2021).  We have decided to maintain our cordwood websites, social media pages, writing, consultation and collaboration and step away from the workshop business.  We are humbled to have helped lots of wonderful people with their cordwood projects over the past 41 years. We will add workshop offerings to this site as successful owner/builders decide to start teaching (hint).   

 

What to do if you can’t attend a workshop?

If you desire to take a workshop, but can’t find an affordable one, here are some suggestions. 

  1. Watch the Cordwood Workshop DVD. This video was filmed at several workshops and offers high-quality instruction in how to successfully build a cordwood home, cabin or cottage.  From choosing wood, drying wood, calculating amounts of materials, to actual wall building footage, mortar mix choices and dozens of photos of outstanding, best practice builds.  Then you can build a practice building to use your knowledge.  

Watching the Cordwood Workshop DVD is like having a front-row seat at a workshop (available in the Online Bookstore on this site). The video is an hour long and was filmed at workshops we taught in Wisconsin. There is an incredible amount of information on Best Practices, foundations & framing options, the five mortar mixes,  how to build a wall, tuckpointing tips,  plumbing, electrical, insulation, exploding logs, bottle bricks, show how to make a wall look good.  There is also inspirational drone footage of several cordwood buildings.  It is available as a DVD and an immediate digital download.  https://cordwoodconstruction.org/product/cordwood-workshop-video-dvd

If you’d like to stay current on what’s happening in the cordwood world, please consider signing up to receive the latest blog and article postings via email at  https://cordwoodconstruction.org/blog

Workshop Update August 21, 2020

Cordwood Workshops at the Symbiosis Ranch in Michigan have been postponed until 2021

www.symbiosisranch.com       symbiosisranch@gmail.com       (989) 506-0057

 

The best way to stay informed is to check the Workshop Menu on this website. 

If you desire to take a workshop, but can’t find an affordable one, here are some suggestions. 

  1. Watch the Cordwood Workshop DVD. This video was filmed at several workshops and offers high-quality instruction in how to successfully build a cordwood home, cabin or cottage.  From choosing wood, drying wood, calculating amounts of materials, to actual wall building footage, mortar mix choices and dozens of photos of outstanding, best practice builds.
  2. Build a practice building. Construction a doghouse, cathouse, shed, sauna or playhouse will give you a chance to fine-tune the skills you gathered from the video. 
  3. Help someone else on their cordwood project.

Watching the Cordwood Workshop DVD is like having a front row seat at a workshop (available in the Online Bookstore on this site). The video was filmed at workshops and there is an incredible amount of information on Best Practices, foundations & 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. The cost to attend a workshop is $100 per day.  We believe these are the least expensive cordwood workshops in North America.  If you’d like to stay current on what’s happening in the cordwood world, please consider signing up to receive the latest blog and article postings via email at  https://cordwoodconstruction.org/blog

How to Register

Instructions for Registering:

Step 1.  Please EMAIL richardflatau@gmail.com 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

Merrill, WI  54452