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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. Take a gander:

Here's a photo album devoted to cordwood construction. There's photographs from across the United States and Canada.

Meet the Masons - Here's your chance to see how others have built their cordwood homes; complete with photographs and narratives by the builders who built them. You'll also get to meet the founding fathers of present day cordwood construction. Meet Jack Henstridge, Richard Flatau, Cliff Shockey and Rob Roy!

Cordicles - What do you get when you cross cordwood with magazine articles -- Cordicles! 25 years worth of magazine articles from BackHome and Mother Earth News are now available for viewing. Read all about Jack Henstridge, Rob Roy, Richard Flatau and others. Click here to go to Cordicles.

Days of Stovewood Past - The term "stovewood" was frequently used in the 1800's and early 1900's to describe barns and homes made from cordwood and mortar. Immigrants and depression era farmers built their homesteads using stovewood. Find out about the history of stovewood right here.

Find out more about cordwood right here. Besides an overview, there's a handy list of advantages and disadvantages to ponder if you are considering building your own cordwood home.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about Cordwood Commonly asked questions about cordwood house construction.

Want to read more? Here's a current list of all known books related to cordwood.