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Welcome is a web site devoted to our cordwood building adventure and living a more self-sufficient lifestyle. The DayCreek Journal now has over 200 entries chronologically ordered for your convenience. And if you are looking for information regarding cordwood masonry construction (also known as stackwall), please click on All Things Cordwood. There's also plenty of information on Renewable Energy , Self-Sufficiency / Homesteading and Permaculture.

What's New?

06.07.14 - Cordwood Home for Sale in OK Check out this cordwood house for sale in Oklahoma.

01.26.14 - New website: There's been a huge increase in rail traffic along the Missisippi River in the past year due to oil being shipped out of the Bakken Region in North Dakota. Find out what's at stake.

Cordwood Workshops 2014
Richard and Becky Flatau of Cordwood Construction Resources LLC have a few remaining workshops:

There will be a cordwood workshop at Stomping Moose Farm near Bonner's Ferry, Idaho on August 30-31 and Sept. 1, 2014 (Labor Day). For information and registration click here. Call or email Richard Flatau for more information   715-212-2870 

Rob and Jaki Roy of Earthwood Building School have two cordwood masonry workshops left in 2014, one at the end of August at the Earthwood campus in West Chazy, NY, the other in September in Maine. See below. To register for any of these workshops, please go to , the Earthwood website. Once there, click on Workshops for workshop descriptions, and Registration to sign up with PayPal or a credit card.

Cordwood Workshop           August 29-31, 2014

West Chazy, NY (This is northern New York, about 15 minutes NW of Plattsburgh.)

Earthwood Techniques Workshop           September 1, 2014

West Chazy, NY (This immediately follows the Cordwood Workshop above.)


Cordwood Workshop           September 16-18, 2014
Bowdoinham, Maine. (This is near Brunswick)

Cordwood Construction Best PracticesCordwood Construction Best Practices
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!

Looking for Books and Plans?
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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