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Rob Roy

Rob Roy has been building, researching and teaching about cordwood masonry for four decades. Widely recognized as a world leading authority on cordwood construction, Rob started Earthwood Building School in 1981 to train builders in the latest cordwood building methods. He has authored and edited a dozen books on alternative and natural building including the first edition of Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, Earth-Sheltered Houses, and Stoneview. Rob has also presented four videos, including two about cordwood masonry and has taught cordwood masonry all over the world.

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Essential Cordwood Building

Essential Cordwood Building

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Cordwood construction — log-ends set in insulated mortar — is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability …

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Cordwood Building

Cordwood Building

A Comprehensive Guide to the State of the Art - Fully revised Second Edition

Cordwood masonry walls are low-cost, easy to build, aesthetically pleasing, and score high environmental points for making use of low-impact …

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Stoneview

Stoneview

How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse

Stoneview is an octagonal cordwood masonry timber-framed guesthouse with a living roof, located in upstate New York, fully constructed and finished …

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Earth-Sheltered Houses

Earth-Sheltered Houses

How to Build an Affordable Underground Home

An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet.

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Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

Timber Framing for the Rest of Us

A Guide to Contemporary Post and Beam Construction

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw, cob, cordwood, or more …

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