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Cordwood Workshops 2016

Our friends Richard & Becky Flatau of Cordwood Construction Resources wish to announce their Cordwood Workshop Schedule for 2016:

  • May 19-22 - Charlotte, North Carolina at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
  • June 10-22, Fountain City, Wisconsin at Kinstone Permaculture Academny
  • August 13-14, Merrill/Antigo Wisconsin
  • August 27-28, Sugar Camp, Wisconsin
  • September 9, 10, 11, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Our friends Rob and Jaki Roy will be conducting the following workshops at their Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York in 2016:

  • May 27-29 – Cordwood Masonry
  • May 30 – Earthwood Techniques
  • July 11-15 – Cordwood Workweek
  • September 2-4 – Cordwood Masonry
  • September 5 – Earthwood Techniques

Note: Earthwood has four low-cost cordwood guesthouses available, with accommodations varying from one to four students. The workshop project for 2016 is a cordwood sauna with a living roof.

<<<< For more information, please click here.>>>

Cordwood Construction Best PracticesCordwood Construction Best Practices
Richard Flatau's new book has 259 color photos, diagrams and formulas will take the novice or experienced builder from house plans to cordwood home occupancy. 196 pages, and much, much more... Order your copy here!

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If you are in the market for books and plans related to cordwood construction, please be sure to check out Richard and Becky Flatau's book order web page here at Day Creek.


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