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#1 of 10 Old 05-06-2008, 09:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are going to practice cord wood building by making the kids a playhouse. ANyone done this? Has anyone build a house this way? We've read about how to do it and think it will be a fun thing to involve the kids with. Anyone ever done this?
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I built a cordwood shed with my dad when I was 19 or so... It is a lot slower than you anticipate, and kind of tedious, but I love the end result. We built one wall half out of bottles, which is also really beautiful. I think you have a very good idea to try out a small project to see how you like it- once you have a slab in place, a small structure doesn't take very long to put up and gives you a good taste of what it is really like to build with the materials.

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Thanks for the input! I'm going to put a put the word out and start collecting wine bottles!
I can't wait!
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We've always wanted to build with cordwood. I want to see how it goes!
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Cordwood was my mom's dream house style! she always talked about having some of the logs a little shorter than others to give little nooks to set knick knacks, kinda like built in shelves.
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One of my favorite bloggers just finishe their cord wood home
http://tobiascrawley.net/house/
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ooh! Thank you for that link!@!!!!!!
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Hi,
If we can ever sell our house, we plan on building a cordwood house. We'll start out with a playhouse or small shed, too! I loved the link above for the bloggers building in NC. I would love to see their place IRL!
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I want to build one too. If you find out how let me know too.

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We live in a cordwood fourplex! I didn't help build it, though. Just wanted to join the gang of cordwood lovers.

Crafty, play-at-home mama to spirited 4 yo DD and zany 1 yo DS, living in an ecovillage in beautiful British Columbia. 
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