Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Just living the life in the Cordwood on Pinewood

Hey!  I've been getting a lot of requests for any updates we may have on the house.  So for those of you that have been patiently waiting on the edges of you seats for this.. here it is!

This will be our third winter living in the cordwood and I can say we couldn't be happier.
We closed in the lean-to for a place to keep all of our gear out of the elements and to protect the freezer.  Also in the background you can see the nice wood shed Cory built.  Since snow is such a good insulator we decided to bank the house with it!  One thing you may notice is the red water spigot.  We tried our hardest to put down a sand point well with no success.   So, there it stands. You could pump it all day with no success of water.  We have hired a well driller to come in the spring.

I also finished up all the electrical and passed the inspection with flying colors!
Lets go inside..
 We stained the concrete floor in the Fall of 2011. 

We just love our Jotul! It's such a great wood woodstove.

Cory made us some butcher block style countertops, all from scrap lumber!

Well, what's next?  The garage! We're hoping to get started on that this summer. We have already cleared the site and brought in fill for the slab.    Timber framing has been on our minds lately.  The plans are slowly coming together.  Stay tuned next summer for the timber frame garage.  


  1. good to see your building. I'm in west central Mn and am hoping to get going on a cobwood house this summer.

  2. Recently stumbled onto Cabin Porn (page 42 ) which has a link to your blog and caught up beginning to end. Just wanted to say great work and very inspiring!

  3. I also found your home from Cabin Porn. :) Very beautiful house! I just love cordwood and clay/cob buildings.