White Earth Reservation Cordwood Home

This is the cedar cordwood home we were honored to be involved with at the White Earth Reservation in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.  Below if the first page of the article about this project in the January/February 2013 issue of Backhome Magazine.   It is reprinted herein, with permission.

White Earth article Backhome Magazine copyrighted

The project director was Bill Paulson of White Earth and he was responsible for getting the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) masons together,  cutting, staining, prepping and transporting  the cedar.   Helping to train the masons in the proper techniques, he was also the creator of the Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) motifs in the wall.   Here are photos of some of his beautiful work.

White Earth Bear Paw 2010 Bill Paulson Ojibway tribe creatorThe cedar bear paw is Bill’s design and creation.  He laid it out on the floor and then mortared it into the wall.

Ojibwa Medicine Wheel FlatauThe Ojibwe medicine wheel is also Bill’s creation and honors the four directions: north, south, east and west.

Feather by Bill Paulson

Bill subtly tucked a feather into the entrance wall.

Stairway to the room in the attic trusses

The stairway wall gives people the impression of a stained glass effect.

Bill Paulson making sure the foam fills every space

Here is Bill making sure that all the insulation gets into every nook and cranny.

Here is the link to the entire article


For more information on cordwood [books, articles, news, photos, links]  go to www.cordwoodconstruction.org


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