My wife and the family always visit Biltmore multiple times a year. We went yesterday and did a behind he scenes tours that focused on the servants life and duties. For those that don’t know all the details, it is a monster house built for George Vanderbilt. During the tour, she mentioned that they hired 4-5 teenagers that cut the wood for the house and its 65 fireplaces. They burned an average of 600 cords a year! We are talking cutting and processing 600 cords with hand tools each year!