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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?

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.

11.08.13 - Gaining Insight After 9 Years and Almost 300,00 Miles One of the best kept secrets of all time: The Honda Insight first generation hybrid vehicle. Here's an update as to the car's performance after 9 years and almost 300,000 miles.

05.29.13 - It was a dark and stormy night. Spring is finally here after a long winter and now that it's here, it's a wet one.

Cordwood Workshops 2014
Richard and Becky Flatau of Cordwood Construction Resources LLC announce the following cordwood workshops for 2014:

There will be four cordwood workshops at Kinstone Permaculture Academy near Fountain City, WI.

  • June 12-13 Post and Beam Framing of a cordwood sauna.
  • June 14-15 Cordwood infill of the sauna.
  • June 27-29 Cobwood (yes cobwood) Kiosk
  • July 19-20 Cordwood infill of the sauna

All registrations are completed through the Kinstone Permaculture Academy.

There will also 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.

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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