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Cape Breton Workshop – Fri-Sun – How to Build a Cordwood Home


LATE BIRD SPECIAL: $250 for the instructional weekend, Friday July 9th – Sunday July 11th (rain date for the following weekend), Friday 12:00 – 5:00pm, Sat and Sun 8:30am – 5:00pm we provide breakfast, bring your own brown bag lunch.  Itinerary is as follows:

Friday July 9th 12:00 – 5:00pm:
tour yonder homestead and view existing cordwood building
watch Rob Roy’s video and review some cordwood literature
discuss advantages and disadvantages of cordwood from architectural / engineering / building science /sustainability perspectives

Saturday July 10th  8:30am – 5:00pm:
theory and hands-on practice regarding cordwood construction preparation:
preparing log ends (wood species, cutting, peeling, smoothing edges, storage, shrinkage/expansion)
preparing openings (doors and windows)
preparing lomax corners
preparing mortar mix

discussion regarding designing with cordwood (we are available to help with your own design ideas)

Sunday July 11th  8:30am – 5:00pm:
mainly hands-on practice laying up the cordwood walls:
mixing mortar
mixing insulation
laying mortar and log ends
finishing mortar

final review and answer questions

prepare for week long cordwood construction project to follow for those who wish to stay on for the rest of the week!


cassandra yonder

714 Meadow Road
North River, St Ann’s Bay


Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

2 thoughts on “Cape Breton Workshop – Fri-Sun – How to Build a Cordwood Home

  1. This is great. Thanks for the info. We have been reseraching cordwood for awhile now. Even though we missed this one maybe we will be able to attend a workshop in the future.

  2. Our home is actually a cordwood home, but the original owners covered it with siding. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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