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Rocket Stove Series with Viva Hansen
August 7, 2023 ∞ 8:00 am - August 25, 2023 ∞ 5:00 pmtiered pricing
This 3-week workshop is designed to immerse participants in the world of rocket stoves.
(you can take just one of the weeks)
Taught by earth bender & stove expert Viva Hansen.
Attended as a series, this course includes the construction of three rocket stoves over three weeks, a new stove each week, with weekends off.
This is an advanced Rocket Mass Heater course designed to explore clean combustion; from principles to building and arranging advanced Rocket Stoves and Rocket Mass Heater systems.
This is a hands-on class in which students will experience several Rocket Stove types, change their configurations and experience the differences, similarities, advantages and disadvantages of system types firsthand. Covering Dakota Fire Pits, L-Tube and J-Tube design, and Batch Box Rocket Stoves, this course integrates hands-on construction of stoves with lectures, demonstrations, and AMAs.
In the first week (August 7th – 11th) of the course we will build an 8” J-Tube style Rocket Mass Heater inside of a 10’x12’ cob studio.
In the second week (August 14th – 18th) we will build an 8” Batch Box Rocket to act as the primary heat source for a cob sauna.
The third week (August 21st – 25th) we will build another 8” Batch Box (this time with an adjacent heated bench) to supply primary heat to a 30’ yurt.
Although each week acts as its own standalone workshop, we have designed the course to support those wanting to immerse themselves in the rocket stove world, and finish the course feeling confident and sufficiently prepared to build a Rocket Mass Heater on their own.