The Log-End Cave: An Earth-Sheltered Cordwood House

In their second attempt at cordwood construction, the authors decided to build an earth-sheltered cordwood house underground.



067 cordwood house - main
A sturdy post-and-beam frame, combined with a plank-and-beam roof,supports the heavy loads that wet winters place upon this earth-sheltered, cordwood house.
PHOTO: DAN JERRY
067 cordwood house - kitchen and dining room
Natural light floods the open-space living/dining/kitchen area all year (the sunshine reaches other areas, too, by means of three skylights)
DAN JERRY
067 cordwood house - wood burning stove
The wood burning stoves get combustion air from outside, via 4" under-floor vents.
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