Mud Cook Stove

When we first moved to Shamballa, we built an outdoor kitchen that has been improved during the last 2 years and we are still using it. We start with a dome and a wood cooking stove made out of bricks, rocks, clay and sand.  It took us a several hours of work with the help of friends and family. Quick and easy. The good things about this kind of stoves is that you need 50% less wood and you just use small sticks.  Also you can build them inside of the house by adding a chimney . Another advantage is that they don't produce smoke and keep the air cleaner. The large consumption of wood required by the open-fire method has been a principal cause of deforestation as well as a burden on family finances for those that have to buy firewood. Wood is burned at the tips and is pushed in towards the fire as it burns. This limits the amount of wood being heated and the amount of volatile wood oils being driven off at any given time, so that they all get burnt completely. Pushing the Read more [...]