Cordwood - Mortar Options (green building forum at permies) The Beauty of Cordwood Building. A few years ago, we had a “most beautiful chicken coop” contest.
The winner? A cordwood chicken coop. Cordwood construction is sometimes also called “stackwood construction.” Earthwood Building School - Cordwood Masonry since 1981. Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary] Cordwood Building. All Things Cordwood. ALL THINGS CORDWOOD No one knows for sure who the first cordwood builders were, but it is speculated that at some point in time, someone figured out they could stay warm and dry in a pile of cordwood that had the gaps between the wood filled with mud or some other material.
Or, maybe pre-man as depicted in Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey weren't really throwing bones but rather pieces of cordwood. Who knows? If you are looking for information and photographs related to cordwood, you've come to the right place. Cordwood Masonry. With the beginning of the true third millennium – Y2K wasn’t the real thing – I can’t help but reflect on the origins of my favorite building method, cordwood masonry, which anecdotal evidence places at around the year 1,000-the beginning of the 2nd Millennium.
Another anecdote, the source of which I have unfortunately lost, tells of a 3,000-year-old clay tablet found on Crete with instructions on how to build a cordwood wall.... That Roundhouse.