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Call for entries: great stacks of firewood

Posted By JTE On October 16, 2008 @ 5:05 pm In Green Building,Renewable Energy,Simple Living | No Comments

Firewood is back in style, as the cost of heating with oil, propane, and natural gas [1] has been rising for several years. Those who are curious about alternatives to the traditional fossil-fueled boiler should check out Greg Pahl’s Natural Home Heating or David Lyle’s classic Book of Masonry Stoves. The Hrens’ Carbon-Free Home also has good tips on reducing your heating needs and getting your heating from more sustainable sources.

But heating with wood isn’t just about the heat. Wood becomes a part of your life in a way that oil never can be, and, for the most part, that’s a good thing. It can sometimes feel like drudgery when you do it, but stacking wood also has its benefits—not least of which is the chance to engage in a little creativity. For example, this most ingenious firewood “cabin” that I saw in the yard of a neighbor of mine, pictured above.

Here are a few more snapshots of the cabin. [2]

Do you have a particularly good looking, or creative, or strange, or dangerous, or large, or otherwise interesting wood pile, or have a neighbor with such? Upload some photos to the photos sharing site of your preference and put the link in the comments below.

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[1] cost of heating with oil, propane, and natural gas: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/index.php?p=1521

[2] Here are a few more snapshots of the cabin.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31366439@N04/sets/72157607990779790/

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