How do You Keep a Holz Hausen Dry?

Holz Hausen Covered by Tarp

Once you crack the roof on your Holz Hausen wood pile water will find a way in.  So how do you keep the wood in your Holz Hausen dry when you take it apart?

It’s simple.  You cover the pile with a tarp.  Preferably not a gaudy blue tarp like I used before last nights rain.   I prefer a brown tarp that blends with the surroundings.

Holz Hausen dry Covered with Tarp
The white spots on the tarp is sleet from the previous nights wintry mix. I hastily covered my Holz Hausen before the rain began.

I admit I’m not a fan of rolling up a tarp every time I need firewood.  I’m also not a fan of moving wood twice.  I’m going to keep the wood in my dry Holz Hausen right where it is until I need it to heat the house.


Author: John Holden

I'm a chainsaw, chainsaw mill, log splitter, axe and outdoor fanatic. I purchased a my first chainsaw, a Stihl 020, in 1992. I've added a Stihl 036 and Stihl 046 to my collection. I split wood with a Wetterlings Splitting Maul and Ames Super Splitter. When my body's had enough I use a Timberwolf TW-P1 log splitter. I use a Logosol Big Mill basic and Timberjig to mill lumber. I stack firewood in Holzhausen round wood piles.

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