The Charm of Cordwood Construction

Rob Roy discusses fashioning a home using cordwood construction, includes advantages to building with cordwood, environmental benefits of cordwood and cordwood building styles.



Author Roy Rob and his wife, Jaki, built their home with cordwood construction using the age-old technique of cordwood masonry to construct the main living quarters and outbuildings on their homestead in West Chazy, New York.
Author Roy Rob and his wife, Jaki, built their home with cordwood construction using the age-old technique of cordwood masonry to construct the main living quarters and outbuildings on their homestead in West Chazy, New York.
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Mortared, square log-ends called quoins provide stability and structure, while preserving the character of this hand-hewn home.
Mortared, square log-ends called quoins provide stability and structure, while preserving the character of this hand-hewn home.
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Jaki and Rob Roy, pictured in their cordwood home.
Jaki and Rob Roy, pictured in their cordwood home.
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A cordwood wall under construction at the Sage Mountain Center, a holistic living center near Whitehall, Montana.
A cordwood wall under construction at the Sage Mountain Center, a holistic living center near Whitehall, Montana.
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