Cordwood Construction for Farm Outbuildings


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Saturday III

Discover how to use cordwood to build energy-efficient cabins, chicken coops, tool sheds, barns, and garages, plus fun structures like saunas, dog houses, and children’s playhouses. Learn how to plan the building process, estimate and gather the materials, and build walls using cordwood log ends or bottle bricks. Find out the pros and cons of building with cordwood to see if it’s a good fit for your next project.

Richard Flatau co-directs Cordwood Construction Resources with his wife, Becky. The couple built their mortgage-free cordwood home in northern Wisconsin 40 years ago. Richard’s books include Cordwood Construction Best Practices.