Warmth

Keeping warm and being able to cook are important things to be able to do. It is a large part of what makes civilisation.

The structures use insulation to help maintain comfortable temperatures. The modified container is an ex-freezer.

Thick layers of straw bale are to be sandwiched in most of the cob walls for insulation.

Solid mud or cob walls will act as thermal mass.

Rocket stoves are the main form of fuelled warmth.

They are a wood fire with a directed airflow used for warmth and cooking. They use wood very efficiently and make less smoke than a normal open fire.

Our rocket stove has gone through many versions and will go through more.

How to make:

fire bricks

chimney effect

feed considerations

When the top of the chimney has a drum capturing the output gases from the fire,

Those output gas can be used to heat a thermal mass,

or else output as CO2 feed to garden or algae tanks.

Gas burners are also used.

In time these will be able to be fed with gas from the bio-digester.

A cob pizza oven is planned for the middle of the quarry garden.

Mini rocket stoves can be used for those camping.

There are panels from a commercial solar hot water system but these have not been hooked up yet.

A furnace for glass and ceramics is also planned.

Hopefully wood fueled rocket stove, perhaps with fan assistance. or perhaps gas or even concentrated solar.