Earthwood Building School of West Chazy, NY, has conducted
one- to five-day workshops in Cordwood
Masonry and Earth
Sheltered Housing since
1981, with "Timber Framing for the Rest of Us" workshops
added in 2004.
For the latest news from Earthwood, including an important new link to Rob's Cordwood Masonry Q and A page - and the first
announcement of CoCoCo/15 to be held at Earthwood in
July of 2015 - see Newsletter. See also our revamped books
and media page. For our new
2014 Workshop Schedule, in New York and in Wisconsin (June
24-28) click on Workshops and/or Registration . (As of May 28, Wisconsin is full.)
Private cordwood masonry workshops available. Again, see Newsletter.
Earthwood is a small "mom and pop" business run by Rob and
Jaki Roy. Rob, active in the alternative building field for
35 years, is the author of fifteen owner-building books and
has conducted hundreds of workshops at Earthwood and
throughout the world. Together, Rob and Jaki have built Log
End Cottage, Log End Cave, Earthwood, Mushwood and several
other cordwood buildings. Jaki instructs at the hands-on
sessions and keeps the school running smoothly from behind
the scenes. We have five photo album pages on this website:
housing, workshop images,
cordwood masonry, and cordwood special
Through its course offerings, books, videos, CDs, building
plans and conferences, Earthwood strives to promote an
integrated approach to home design, emphasizing energy
efficiency, self-sufficiency and responsible stewardship of
Why order books and videos direct from
1. Rob Roy's
books are signed by the author. Big deal. But see next item.
Cordwood, Underground, Stone Circle and Timber Framing books
are the textbooks for our workshops. If you purchase them
from Earthwood - we know, because they are signed - and then
decide to take a workshop, you get a full deduction of the
book cost from your registration.
3. You help
support small business instead of big business ... so that
we can stay in business!