What is this all about?
Put simple, it's about creating a fully functional wood fired clay/loam oven from scratch. Capacity is one Pizza at a time only due to limited space, but the oven can bake 4 breads at a time.
These were my restrictions:
- limited space in my garden: 1.5 x 1.5m
- using natural resources for everything directly in contact with the baked goods
- using clay/loam which is easily available in my region for the "heat storage"
- upcycling other stuff to finish the build
Some restrictions were easier to overcome than others. You'll see what I mean when reading through all the build logs.
Have fun reading!
Literature and Resources
I read the German (unfortunately shortened) translation of Kiko Denzers "Build Your Own Earth Oven" to get started. It was of much help, especially regarding getting the right ratio clay/sand/straw.
The internet is full of build instructions, too!