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Cordwood Workshops 2017

Richard & Becky Flatau of Cordwood Construction are offering the following Cordwood Workshops for 2017:

  • April 29 - Cordwood Workshop, Fountain City, WI
  • April 30 – Cordwood Workshop, Fountain City, WI
  • June 18 - Cordwood Demo (Free) Energy Fair, Custer, WI
  • August 12 - Cordwood Workshop, Merrill, WI
  • September 9 - Cordwood Workshop, Manitowoc, WI
  • October 7 - Cordwood Tour & Demo, Merrill, WI

Additional workshops are added during the year. For more information contact the Flatau's at or check out their workshop menu on their website.

Can't take a workshop?  Take one in your own home with the new Cordwood Workshop Video.

Rob and Jaki Roy will be conducting the following workshops at their Earthwood Building School in West Chazy, New York in 2017:
  • May 22-24 – Timber Framing for the Rest of Us
  • May 26-28 – Cordwood Masonry
  • May 29 – Earthwood Techniques
  • July 10-14 – Cordwood Workweek
  • September 1-3 – Cordwood Masonry
  • September 4 – Earthwood Techniques
Note: Earthwood has four low-cost cordwood guesthouses available, with accommodations varying from one to four students. The workshop project for 2017 is a cordwood sauna with a living roof.

For more information see their events page.


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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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