Cordwood construction exercises patience. When we don’t wait for the timbers to fully dry before the installation they crack and let breezes through. The binding materials also needs to dry very slowly to be strong and durable. It even starts with an exercise in patience with the planning, sourcing of matching bottles, cutting the tops of pieces to fit and taping them top-to-top.
Patient planning, selection and preparation can create spectacular durable constructions. Here is an excellent example from Kinstone Permaculture USA