A round house built of cordwood construction in Ontario's cottage country
Here, cordwood (short lengths of debarked trees) are laid crosswise with a mixture of mortar and insulating materials - such as sawdust or paper sludge - in between. Of course, the longer the logs, the better the insulation qualities.
Believe it or not, there are remains of cordwood buildings buildings in Greece and Siberia that date back a millennium so this is not a new idea.
Closer view of roof and chimney
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There are some old cordwood cabins on Camano Island. I like them and a good use of end rounds. MB
I always wonder why people like rotund buildings. So you don;t knock into corners? LOL
I have a fascination with rotund buildings too.
What a neat looking building. Looks like a nice peaceful quiet place to stay, too.
wow everything is different, tiles, roof, windows...Beautiful picture!
This is a new type of construction, to me. Unique and lovely.
Amazing!!!! I would love to see the inside.
I love it. I do wonder how you would hang a painting on a curved wall though.
What a lovely house. And an ingenious building method. I like the details of the top.
very smartly built...
What a wonderful and fascinating post for the day! I've never seen a building like this and your photos are terrific as always. Thanks, too, for the information, always makes the photos that more interesting! Hope you have a great week!
Ancient crafts in th 21st century: just too good to be true. And it's gorgeous, too!
I thought it was stone at first. Has a fairy tale feeling to it.
I also love your damselfly shot in the post before this one.
I've always wanted to live in a round house!
What an amazingly beautiful building. Looks like a mosaic. I would never have guessed that it was wood.
These are very beautiful shots..
Have a sunny Tuesday!
EG: What a fine place with a neat shape.
What a marvelous house. I've never heard of cordwood buildings.
That looks like an amazing building. I've certainly never seen anything like it so I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing!
How fascinating! I have learnt something today!
This is a beautiful and interesting building. I didn't realize that cordwood buildings lasted so long.
What an extraordinary fun and beautiful building! Love it!
Well, you wouldn't have to worry about dust build-up in the corners...
I helped build a cordwood house once. The rough log ends on the inside provide a good anchor for plaster. The outside needs no paint. The result is a bit rustic but the technique is so simple and inexpensive that I wonder that it isn't used more.
Oh, nice photo, too. ;-)
I always love seeing different shaped houses so this round house is brilliant.
It may not be a new idea but this particular kind of structure is new to me. I think I like it!
Sorry about the heat. It's actually cooled down nicely here - we've had some cloudy days and quite a bit of rain...we're happy campers for the moment. But it won't last!
Interesting looking house. Makes me wonder what rooms all those windows are for. (hard to imagine a floor plan!)
What a fascinating structure!
That's a wonderful building! It would be a wonderful place to relax!
I love this style of building! Wouldn't mind having one myself. :)
What an amazing house, I love it! So different from anything I have ever seen before.
This is the most unusual home I've seen in awhile - i would be interested in seeing hwat the inside looks like and how it's decorated. thanks for visiting my blog!
Beautiful shots of the cottage. Lovely facade.
I love this - I want to find that house and move in.
Looks like a neat place. Thanks for sharing this!
I would love to see this for real...
Wow ~ how interesting!
I love this idea. The look is marvelous. And I'll bet the insulation is great.
This is what dreams and imagination are made of. Wow indeed.
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beutiful photos and an interesting place to visit!
Love the place, it has wonderful feeling, I am getting it through your wonderful shots.
amazing construction! love your photos.
Looks a cosy, well planned home.
I am in love with that cottage. Is it a newer construction? Or as old as it looks? ~karen
What a beautiful house! And it was interesting about how it is constructed :)
Cool use of building materials. Great looking house too.
LOVE this little place.
very unique idea, i wonder what keeps the wood from being attacked by critters?
love the building, very cool
That is wonderful to know! I found the same idea in a small artist's studio nearby. http://mymuskoka.blogspot.com/2009/06/muskoka-lakes-art-tour.html (It is in the video!)
Round building's are known to be a place of wealth and wisdom
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