Where do you source your wood?

Most of what I use I harvest. Sometimes I'll cut down a tree myself or sometimes I'll find a tree on the side of the road. Having a sawmill is helpful. On the rarest of occasions I'll buy lumber from the local mill. I like to work with native Adirondack woods and avoid anything threatened or endangered wood.

 

Where are you located and can we come and visit?

At the southern end of the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Bolton Landing to be exact. Unfortunately I'm not set-up for visitors. I do have plans to build a new straw bale workshop closer to the road. Maybe then I'll be able to welcome visitors.

 

An item I want is sold out. Is it possible to build another one?

Most likely yes. Although some pieces have such a unique grain or shape that it can be hard to replicate. Let me know what you're looking for and I'll see what I can do.

 

A straw bale house?

Yes.  Straw bale is the perfect match for a timber frame house and especially for anyone using wood to heat their home. The walls are 20 inches thick and it's very warm and very quiet.

 

You have solar electric but you must use some grid power for larger appliances and tools?

Nope. We are completely off the grid. There is no power line running to our house. The only physical connection we have to the outside world is a single telephone line. I promise to show our full system in great detail in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any questions.