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Hands-on Rocket Heater Workshop – in the Hobbit Sauna
June 14-15 2019
The Strawbale Studio
Oxford, Michigan, USA
Instructor: Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan) with Deanne Bednar, of Strawbale Studio.
$50 DISCOUNT IF YOU REGISTER BY May 25, 2019.
If you want to learn how to build a Rocket Mass Heater the best way is to come build one ~ and you also have the option to take one home with you.
We will start with a tour of the functioning Rocket Heaters on the property and the fire science behind clean, efficient Rocket Mass Heaters including this one.
Then we will build one to heat the Hobbit Sauna.
We will work with scrap metal and cob (sandy clay soil) so you will want to wear sturdy clothing you are comfortable getting dirty.
Vegetarian friendly mainly local food will be provided starting with lunch on Friday and ending Saturday evening with wood fired pizza in the cob oven (bring your favorite topping to share). There will also be a special opportunity for a limited number of participants to build their own fully functional CottageRocket heater.
The CottageRocket fits the fire chamber and mass inside a barrel (30 gallon or 50 gallon) and is perfect for a workshop or greenhouse (or cottage) where a three ton mass bench wouldn’t be the best fit. You can get more info on what a CottageRocket is at this threadhttps://permies.com/t/80/31100/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Shippable-Core#788427 For the price of the workshop (plus parts if you want to take home your own CottageRocket) you can become a Rocket Scientist.
- Instructor: Uncle Mud (aka Chris McClellan)from Burton, Ohio, with Deanne Bednar, of Strawbale Studio.
- Lodging: Camping and bed space available.
- Location: Strawbale Studio, on 50 acres of wooded rural land 1 hour north of Detroit.
- Contact: Info@naturalcottageproject.com 440-221-6609 for more information or to RSVP.
Cost per participant $200 to $350
Full Rate $350 per participant (after May 25, 2019)
Group Discount Rate $300 per participant (after May 25, 2019)
Early Bird Discount Rate $250 per person (until May 25, 2019)
Early Bird Group Discount Rate $200 per participant (until May 25, 2019)
Free Camping Included. Limited indoor bed space available for $15 per person per night. Pay at door.
Optional–Parts Fee for Build Your Own Cottage Rocket to Take Home $350