Richard Flatau built his mortgage-free cordwood home thirty-seven years ago in northern Wisconsin. Since then, as director of Cordwood Construction Resources, LLC, he has written books, conducted workshops, organized the 2005 and 2011 Cordwood Conferences and provides consultation for cordwood owner/builders.
Richard worked as a teacher in the Merrill Public Schools for 30 years and was involved in numerous community organizations. The Cordwood Education Center Classroom at the Merrill School Forest, the White Earth Cordwood Home and the Kinstone Cordwood Chapel are all fascinating cordwood projects of which he is extremely proud.
Cordwood Conference Papers 2015, Cordwood Construction: Best Practices (2012) Cordwood Shed Plans (2010) and Cordwood Cabin: Best Practices (2009) Cordwood and the Code: A Building Permit Guide are a few of the many books available from his online bookstore. https://www.cordwoodconstruction.org