Cordwood Vacation Rental in Houghton, Michigan

If you are interested in experiencing what it would be like to live in a cordwood home, why not take the plunge and spend a vacation “checking it out.”

Nicole Barna Cordwood Dorm Room 1The Barna’s of Houghton, Michigan rent out their cordwood cabin, which their daughter built and wrote an article about in the Cordwood Conference Papers 2005 called “My Cordwood Dorm Room.”

Here is a picture of the Cordwood Dorm Room under construction.

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The attached link (below) shows many more pictures and gives good detail and excellent reviews of this beautiful 750 sq. ft. cabin

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Description of the Houghton vacation cabin rental
1 bedroom, 1 three-quarter bathroom, loft, sleeps 4
The Keweenaw Cordwood Cabin was constructed in 2005-06. It overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway which is about one-half mile wide at this point. The cabin has one bedroom downstairs and a loft above and sleeps a maximum of four persons. A covered deck at the front of the cabin provides a spectacular view of the waterway and the hills along the opposite shore.

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A Great Lakes Freighter passes in front of the cabin!

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Fall colors are especially dramatic across the water. The private, sandy beach is great for swimming and wading and is only a stone’s throw from the cabin. A dock slip with shore power is available. The town of Houghton has a full range of amenities and is only 5 miles by car or boat.

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Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton and enriches the cultural opportunities. Tourist attractions abound nearby. Fishing is excellent in the waterway and deep water fishing is available on Lake Superior. A trout pond is available for use of children. A full range of water sports are available locally.

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The floor plan of the Cordwood Dorm Room.

If you are interested in experiencing cordwood living the Upper Peninsula of Michigan go to:  http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p281714

The Barna’s have done a marvelous job of creating a beautiful home site and rental property.  They are familiar with the area and will be helpful in so many ways.

If you are interested in researching how to build with cordwood construction go to   www.cordwoodconstruction.org  and take a look at the menu titled: Articles, What’s New?  Workshops and the Online Bookstore.

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