Olaya de la Iglesia's Rocket Mass Heater Project Completion.

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Build Project Description

NOTE - The picture is NOT of the rocket mass heater in the project but it is a good representation of the desired end product. The building site is a meadow in the Norfolk countryside now operating as a small holding. The rocket mass heater was started last year and now we looking to complete it. It will provide and outdoor heating, resting and cooking area for the users of the care farm. It will also serve as a proof of concept for further projects in the future.

Structure of My Build Project

Non-Profit Organisation

Building Styles Integrated

Local Materials

Sustainable Systems Integrated

Sustainable Appliances
Cob Oven
Heating system
Rocket Stove

Build Project Facilities

Composting toilets, water, electricity, fresh eggs and a lot of room to have a good move about.

Activities near the Build Project

The evening might hold some music and shenanigans if anyone fancies camping overnight!

What to Expect about Food

We will provide the food
We will probably make a hearty vegetarian stew with some bread, cheese and other side dishes. We may even get round to baking some cake!! If you have any special food requirements we will do our best to accomodate them, just let us know in advance.

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Current Building Status


Type of Build Project


Projected Start and End Dates

11 Apr 2015 to 12 Apr 2015

Previous Building Experience

That manual labour can be very pleasant if you are doing something that you are genuinly interested in, surrounded by like minded people who are a fountain of knowledge. We learnt a lot and met some gems!

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Type of Volunteer Being Looked for

The bulk of the work is done but it needs some tinkering to make it more efficient and quick to get going, and also some finishing off to make it look good. Rocket stoves are labour intensive and with a newborn in the picture we are unable to commit as much time as we would like to the project so we are looking for volunteers that would like to learn more about this underutilised technology as well as spend a day in the outdoors enjoying the company of like minded people. You will be fed and we don't mind trying to arrange transport if it is difficult for you to get there. It is also possible to camp overnight if you feel you would like to be there for both days which will offer the opportunity of a relaxed evening having a drink and some interesting conversation!

Where you will be Sleeping

You will have to bring your own tent if you wish to stay overnight.

Maximum Time a Volunteer can Stay

2 days

How much Notice Needed Prior to Hosting

1 days


Michael Beck's picture

Could you please post some photos of the project when you get a chance? Thank you!

jacob rose's picture

hi there are you looking for volunteers and general helpers in 2016? let me know cheers jakearose25@gmail.com
Carlos Neon's picture

You got competition in every field the only thing matter that you like to do the work or not what's your passion. The grammerly app is the place where you do a discussion about your passion and talk with some experience people who already working in the field.