Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Beautiful Use for Cordwood

I remember reading about cordwood construction in Mother Earth news about a hundred years ago. If you had a ready source of cordwood this would be a reasonably cheap way to build. As with cob(mud and straw) building,(see post of 3/6/09) it would be quite labor intensive,especially since for aesthetics, I should think you would have to cut all the pieces the same length. You would have to cut down a lot more trees than for a cob building. Think how much simpler life would be without a mortgage. How delightful to live in a house you built yourself.

The Color Is From Bottles Set In The Mortar

See a slideshow of the construction at Scot Degraf on Flickr


Allie said...

That is so cool! I love the bottles in the wall.

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

Doesn't it make you want to go out and try it? Or go to a workshop or something?? I love alternative building.