How to Sell a Cordwood Home


| 6/10/2014 10:03:00 AM


Tags: cordwood construction, natural building, Wisconsin, Richard Flatau,

Cordwood Home in Michigan sold in a few months

Question: What is the best time to sell a cordwood home?  Or any natural home?

Answer:  Before it is built!

One of the most naturally neglected characteristics of an owner/built home is planning for eventual "Re-Sale."  While most DIYers are too overwhelmed with finding land, obtaining capital, getting code approval, gathering materials and working within a timeline, to consider that they may have to, one day, sell the beloved "creation of their own hands." 

Having been involved in and provided consultation to owner/builders for 35 years and having been mortgaged, mortgage-lean and mortgage-free,  there are some simple, cost-benefit concepts that will guard against that day when,  the home must be sold and no buyers are to be had.

Here is a photo of a lovely cordwood home in SW Michigan that sold a few years ago.  The buyers paid the "asking price" and stated afterward that the well-done cordwood walls added to the allure of the homestead.   The seller told me that his wife had made certain they had kept within a concept that would allow the home to be attractive to potential buyers.




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