Homesteading, Self-Sufficiency

How To Build A Clay Oven

POSTED: March 6th, 2013, LAST UPDATED: January 15th, 2016

If you have the space, why don’t you have a clay/earth oven? They:

  • 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.

How To Build A Clay Oven

This book is also highly recommended: Build Your Own Earth Oven, 3rd Edition

(Photo from: HBCSL cobb oven, via Appropedia)