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Clay Rocket Stove Workshop

  • 20 Jul 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Asquith
  • 8



In a world full of high tech solutions to our global problems wood fuel is often seen as dirty and backwards, when in fact locally harvested and efficiently combusted wood fuel is a very clean and sustainable option for heating and cooking.

A rocket stove is one of the most efficient ways to cook with wood fuel and only needs sticks and branches to run. Through complete combustion of the wood gases, they produce next to no smoke, and so are a great cooking option to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and are suitable for use in suburban backyards. 

Earth building enthusiasts, Kyle and Ricky, will show you how to make a rocket stove for cooking out of clay, sand, straw and perlite. Rocket stoves can be made from various materials, but the versatility, durability and thermal performance of clay makes it stand out as one of the best options, plus we like an excuse to get our hands dirty and play in the mud!

In this workshop we will cover:

  • What is a rocket stove
  • An overview on different DIY rocket stoves
  • Making an adobe and insulative clay rocket stove

The workshop is subsidised by PSN so only $20 (members only). There will be an option to make one of these portable rocket stoves for yourself for an extra $80 (only 5 available) or we will be happy to let participants borrow the forms if they would like to make their own at home.

Tea/Coffee and workshop materials will be provided.

Please bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Hat and sunscreen if sunny
  • Work clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
  • Enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gloves
  • Something to share for morning tea.
The workshop will be hosted by Kyle Taylor from Tierra Projects and Ricky Klein from Hearth Build.

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