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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 5

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While I am finishing up the cabin stove I have begun work on the new earth oven. Not only will it put out the best pizza you have ever tasted but I just picked up some sourdough starter from a … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 4

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We are back on the Cabin Stove and hope to complete it over the next few days. Laura returned from Lake Titicaca so I have company while laying some bricks. We encased the core of the stove in double wall … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 3

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Things went pretty quickly today. We finished the core which was a milestone. There were many modifications that were needed due to the size of the bricks. Ideally, the core would be made out of firebricks which can withstand the … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni – Part 2

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We have been making pretty good progress on our Cabin Stove but things always take longer than expected! The only smaller red bricks that you can get here in the Sacred Valley of Peru are very inconsistent in their size. … Continue reading

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The Cabin Stove at Earth Ayni

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Our new volunteer arrived and is assisting me to build the first of what will be many different models of cooking and heating systems in the new outdoor classroom. Laura and I are currently building a prototype of a compact … Continue reading

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Masonry Heater Workshop

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I have always been interested in the traditional European style masonry heaters and finally attended a workshop offered by the Masonry Heater Association of North America. It took place in Everett, Washington which is nearby my hometown of Tacoma so … Continue reading

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