Cordwood workshops are the best way to learn the cordwood construction technique. When you take one from Richard & Becky Flatau of Cordwood Construction Resources LLC, they emphasis the “Best Practices” approach to building. The Flatau’s have honed a set of 14 best practice building techniques that will not only make your home, cottage or cabin beautiful, but they will ensure that it will be safe, comfortable and code compliant. Here are some sample pictures from our hands-on workshops that gives the reader a taste of what goes on.
Hard workers are determined to finish the sauna…and they did!
The mountains give off their misty glow near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. . Banjo Bob sings Country Roads as we teach a private workshop in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Singing and stomping Cob for the Entrance Center. Learning to do it the right way, with smiles and positivity.
The sauna post and beam framework with grade beam and keyways at Kinstone. Cordwood workshop at Love’s Organic Farm near Mars Hill, North Carolina. Tulip Poplar and Calendula.
Two teachers build a wall at the Cordwood Education Center in Merrill, Wisconsin.
The snowball test is crucial to a proper mortar mix.
Using “Cob Mortar” at a demo at the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, Wisconsin.
Should you wish to learn how to build a cordwood cottage, cabin or home, please visit www.cordwoodconstruction.org While you are there, click on the pictures, read the brief articles, check out the latest workshops and newsletter and if you are interested click on the Online Bookstore to see all the cordwood literature available in print and ebook format.If you have questions that aren’t answered on the website you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Construction: Best Practices, Cordwood Conference Papers 2015 and Cordwood Workshop DVD are the newest publications available from their online cordwood bookstore. www.cordwoodconstruction.org