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.
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Jaki and Rob Roy, pictured in their cordwood home.
Mortared, square log-ends called quoins provide stability and structure, while preserving the character of this hand-hewn home.
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A cordwood wall under construction at the Sage Mountain Center, a holistic living center near Whitehall, Montana.