Cordwood Construction Cordwood construction is a natural building method in which 12 - 18 inch pieces of debarked tree are laid masonry style between a mixture of mortar and insulating materials, like sawdust or spray foam.
Jeff Shelden, an architect and son of a forest ranger, modeled the design of his Montana cabin after a forest service lookout tower. To build the cabin he used wood from an old train trestle, local stone, and reclaimed steel from a nearby farm.
Kariboo is the perfect modern getaway home with living spaces on the upper floor, and plenty of covered parking and storage below. The flat roof is slightly sloped and capped with metal to provide snow removal.