Cordwood masonry is a tried-and-true green building technique that is cost-effective and practical for many homesteaders. If you want to build a chicken coop, shed, playhouse, garage, or even a house out of cordwood masonry, there are some steps to take to prepare your cedar trees that will make the job a lot quicker and easier. In this step-by-step guide, we lay out the exact process we use to cut down and prepare cedar trees from our property to use in our cordwood building.
- Emily McCafferty
Emily, her husband Mark, and three year old son are building an off-grid cordwood house on 16 beautiful acres in Kentucky. She writes about not only building a house, but building a sustainable lifestyle including debt-free personal finance, self-reliance, and eco-friendly options for the home.
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