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Cordwood Building

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by chelloveck, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Great cabin and things like this I would love to have. But, my first thought was... building inspectors. I know my local inspectors wouldn't even approve the plans. Sad, but in order to build something like this I thing one would have to live in a real relaxed state and county.
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Perhaps a cordwood dwelling might not be so easy to get approved in, say, Manhattan (though I may be wrong about that), It is doubtful outside of some fascist HOAs, that using cordwood building methods for outbuildings, such as storage sheds, cabanas, garden landscaping, chicken coops, kennels, sauna house, tool shed, hot tub surrounds, potting shed, greenhouse, or folly and so forth would be problematic. Of course, in a post apocalyptic world, I doubt that former building inspectors and municipal building regulators will be doing much more than grubbing a living out of the ground themselves.

    For those interested in getting the necessary approvals in areas that have no direct experience of inspecting and approving of cordwood construction, a possible strategy might be to cite approvals and cordwood building standards from places that have signed off on building applications using that method of construction. Novel building methods and materials sometimes have difficulty with inspectors who are unfamiliar with them, but cordwood building is not exactly new....


    How Do I Learn Cordwood Construction? - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS


    A Child-Built Cordwood Masonry Clubhouse - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

    Slide Show of child's cordwood clubhouse A Child-Built Cordwood Masonry Clubhouse - DIY - MOTHER EARTH NEWS


    Via: Discussion Forum

    Insulated chicken coop.
    Via: Cordwood at Rainbow Lake by Tom Huber | Cordwood Construction

    Dog House

    Via: Cordwood Newsletter Fall 2013 Part 1 | Cordwood Construction

    Via: Stacking Firewood
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