- Are easy to build
- Look amazing
- Cost next to nothing to build
- Cook food
- Cost nothing to run
So why don’t more of us have one? From an aesthetic point of view, you could warrant building one just as a feature in your garden. However they are far more useful than that… Due to being easy and cheap to build and free to run, they make great sense for preppers, homesteaders and those looking to live off-the-grid.
If you are interested to know more about building your own clay oven, Appropedia have a great page on the subject, which includes a full tutorial with photos, plus lists of materials and tools required. Their oven came in at around $100 but they can be built for next to nothing.
This book is also highly recommended: Build Your Own Earth Oven, 3rd Edition
(Photo from: HBCSL cobb oven, via Appropedia)