Build Your Own $20 Outdoor Cob Oven: Weekend Projects

There’s nothing quite like wood-fired bread and pizza. A wood-fired oven doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, either. A cob oven is a great way to achieve baking tasty food in your backyard for minimal expense, using simple technology that isn’t dependent on fossil fuels during building or use.

You need only natural and recycled materials for constructing a cob oven, and wood to keep it going, of course. Cob is a simple mixture of clay, sand, and straw.

A cob oven encompasses many of my interests in one package: baking yummy food (especially pizza), cob building, wood energy, and the DIY philosophy. Not only that, it only cost me about $20 to build one. (The firebricks were the only significant cost at $1 each.)

If you have any interest in baking, especially tasty bread and pizza, or baking without propane or other fossil fuels, check out Kiko Denzer’s Build Your Own Earth Oven for complete details and how you can get started! I cannot recommend it enough.

Outdoor Cob

To see the full post on how to build your own Outdoor Cob Oven, visit The Year of Mud.

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