Cordwood Construction in Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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 ), coupled with architectural drawings to get financing and code approval.  Pat & Beth 4

Pat & Beth 13.jpg  let the sunshineThe wavy pine siding adds a nice touch to the home.Pat & Beth 14The deck looks out over a gorgeous pine and hardwood forest.Pat & Beth 12Orion resides in the walls with blue bottles.Pat & Beth 9 cordwood love birdsThe masonry stove keeps Pat & Beth warm and toasty on cold winter nights.Pat & Beth 16The bedroom has large windows overlooking the forest.Pat & Beth 15.jpg  wood used11 different types of wood were used in the construction.  All from a local sawyer. Goulee stove ceiling cordwood wallThe 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.Pat Goulee stove 5b

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Pat Goulee stove 5 with cordwood wall2Stone mason above, wood mason’s below:0)Beth Mercier & Pat Goulee Lincoln County 1To learn how to build your dream home, visit  read the articles and newsletters, click on the pictures to find out more.

To have all the right information in the right place you may want to have some literature.

Cordwood 320 x 414Construction Best Practices Front_Cover_-_CC_Best_Practices

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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.

This is the new Cordwood Workshop DVD.  If you want to do it right, use the latest information. Cordwood Workshop DVD 3

These are the 30 menu sections from the Cordwood Workshop DVD.

DVD Menu 1

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