ROCKET STOVE & Fire Workshop

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANovember 8 & 9, 2014   and

January 24 & 25, 2015


Energy efficiency from local materials !  Fee Includes a copy of the new edition of the Rocket Mass Heater Book.  Tour buildings & Stoves on site, Hands-on experiences and more.  Attend both days, or Saturday only.  

Rocket Stove - fired up!

Rocket Stove – fired up!

Day 1 10 – 5p  Principles of Rocket Stoves, fire up the stoves, mock up the Combustion Unit.  Make a Cob Mix. Tour Buildings & see stoves on site. Evening: Bonfire / Resource Library.

Content:  Day 1  Arrive at 9:30 a.  Class starts at 10a.  See & experience a Rocket Mass Heater, Rocket Mass Cooker, Hay Box Cooker, Rumford Fireplace and Pocket Rocket and check out the Earth Oven.  Learn the principles of construction. Q & A.    We will fire some of these stoves up, and discuss the principles of how they work and are constructed.  Then we will construct a mock up the combustion unit of a Rocket Stove, using bricks. You will learn to identify and locate appropriate soil and make earthen mortar and Cob used in the construction and shaping of the stoves and benches. Evening: a choice of Bonfire or browsing the Resource Library.

Day 2  Arrive 9:30a.  Class 10 – 5p  Get hands-on experience making and applying Cob, Finish Plaster and oils,  Design & construct a cob model of a stove to take home, and watch the latest videos from Ernie & Erica, Rocket Stove experts.  Chris McClellan of Cleveland Ohio is planning to join us to do a design for a rocket stove in the main house.  This will be a great learning opportunity.  Chris has designed and constructed many effective and creative rocket stoves.

Fee:  $125 for both days prepaid one month in advance, or $150 thereafter with RSVP. Saturday only $80/$90. Fee includes all training & materials, yummy vegetarian meals, a copy of the Rocket Mass Heater Book by Ianto Evans, and overnight accommodations.   Limit 15 students so Register  now. Some partial pay work-trade scholarships or barter available.   Contact Deanne at 248 628 1887.

Testimonial from Christine WMU:  I wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful experience, it was a pleasure meeting you! We all learned a lot and are really excited to put some of what we learned to work. I told my parents about our visit and my father is already familiar with rocket mass heater! I showed him some photos and we want to try and build one like you have right outside your kitchen.  
Tube on the left brings air underneath the pile. The 2 tubes on the right contain insulated pex tubes ~ hot supply and cold return.

Compost Furnace – Tube on the left brings air underneath the pile. The 2 tubes on the right contain insulated pex tubes ~ hot supply and cold return, moving hot water from the pile to the Strawbale Studio floor tubes.


Smiling Sun EARTH OVEN


ROCKET STOVE Outdoor Cooker