One of cordwood masonry’s biggest advantage for local builders is the easy accessibility of the materials. Wood does not need to be highly processed, and simple firewood is usually sufficient. Mortar mixes are also easily accessible to the general public, which is why cordwood masonry is popular in rural, self-built homes. It is also much cheaper than contracted homes, making it popular among do-it-yourself homebuilders. Materials can be acquired from local hardware stores, firewood suppliers, and masonry suppliers.