Rocket Mass Stoves for Cooking & Home Heat

Rocket stoves are renowned for their clean burn and low fuel consumption and have a abundance of practical uses. Applying this technology to larger mass heaters conserves firewood and expands the stove’s range to serve a homestead or farm well. Living Web Farm’s Energy and Resource Coordinator, Richard Freudenberger, will show how us how to build a basic rocket heater using common and salvaged materials and how to apply the same fundamental principals to a variety of designs. We will work through planning, site prep, theory, function and construction of an 8-inch rocket mass heater at our North Mills River farm. In part 1, we begin by building a 9 by 5 foot cob and stone mass heater.