This is the beautiful 3 bedroom, code-approved, cordwood home of Pat & Beth Goulee near Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Pat and Beth used the book Cordwood & the Code: A Building Permit Guide (available in ebook and print format at www.cordwoodconstruction.org ), coupled with architectural drawings to get financing and code approval.
The wavy pine siding adds a nice touch to the home.The deck looks out over a gorgeous pine and hardwood forest.Orion resides in the walls with blue bottles.The masonry stove keeps Pat & Beth warm and toasty on cold winter nights.The bedroom has large windows overlooking the forest.11 different types of wood were used in the construction. All from a local sawyer. The masonry stove under construction. The flues take the heat back and forth and drop it off in the brick and stone. It is then radiated back to the room.
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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 Workshop DVD (2018), Cordwood Construction Best Practices (print 2017) and Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 are the newest publications available from their Online Cordwood Bookstore. The books & DVD are also available as ebooks for a quick and easy shipping free download. www.cordwoodconstruction.org
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