Build a #10 Can ROCKET STOVE:

          It Cooks an Entire Meal With Twigs! Everytime I’ve done an emergency fair, the most popular alternative cooking method that I demonstrate has been the Rocket Stove (by a long shot)! People LOVE this one, including me! It has immediately shot to the top of my FAVORITE’s list and something I recommend EVERYONE should add […] Read more »

Rocket Mass Heaters and Stoves

I had to paste this on my site because of all the cool pictures of rocket stoves. Great info from Rocket Mass Heaters A rocket mass heater is a clean burning, high performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as cob. Owners claim an 80-90% reduction in […] Read more »

Make a hobo tin-can portable rocket stove

By Barbara at If adorably quirky perky BBC gardener Alys Fowler can scavenge veggies to throw in her variousgarden allotment  campfire contraptions, well then, so can I. My bigger garden is a bit of a walk from the house and sometimes I get a hankering to make a cup of tea or herby stew before I’m done with the […] Read more »

How to Build with Cob Part 2

Here’s how to make cob Cob is mixed with a combination of stirring and compression. In my experience, the best way to achieve this combination is with feet and tarps. Clear a few places at the site for mixing areas. The closer they are to the foundation, the less energy it’ll take to get the […] Read more »

How to Build with Cob Part 1

Great easy to understand info on building with cob. What is cob? The dictionary lists one of the root meanings of cob as a ‘lump’ or ‘mass’. One definition of cobble is ‘to make’. And a cobber is ‘a friend’. So let’s cobble a cob house with our cobbers! Cobbing is a process best described […] Read more »