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Date(s) - 9 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mayberry Woodend

Yes, it be time for another VEG rocket stove and efficient combustion workshop. This course will blow your mind showing you how you can use low-cost, easy-built, efficient combustion systems for all your heating and cooking needs. Join us at beautiful Mayberry Woodend, Victoria where we’ll delve deep into a suite of simple, low cost and crazily fuel-efficient technologies we’ll show you how to build yourself.

In this two-day workshop we’ll build an in-place rocket stoves for household cooking (hotplate and oven) that we’ll be cooking on from  the end of the first day. We’ll also cover:

  • In-place rocket stove house-scale hot water heaters
  • Micro-rocket stoves that can fit in a bike pannier (perfect for camping)
  • TLUD (top-lit updraft) stoves
  • Rammed sawdust stoves
  • Hyper-efficient solar-cooking

You don’t need to be able to a whiz on the tools to attend – we’ll teach you basic tool use along the way – any one can to this workshop.

Workshop includes a free e-copy of our own rocket oven ebook and a bunch of other kick-ass resources. You can catch a flavour of some of the resources here. The tutors will be Joel Meadows and Tim Barker.

Bring your own lunch for saturday and pizza toppings to share for saturday night rocket pizza feast (we’ll supply bases and sauce and cheese). We’ll provide a simple breakfast and lunch on sunday as well as snacks for morning and arvo tea.

Did we mention the amazing venue? See Mayberry on Instagram to get a flavour of  how special the place is, and wait till you meet the people. You are welcome to camp onsite (where you bring your own tent or campervan or whatever) or find your own accomodation off site. The venue is just 1 km (very walkable) from Woodend train station which is only 45m by train or car from Melbourne.

Here are some testimonials to give you a feel for what you’re in for:

“Awesome workshop – nice group, good size, great people, knowledgeable teachers, excellent food. Communal meals brought group together which was lovely” (Past participant)

“Thanks so much I really enjoyed becoming familiarised with an important technology important to the future. I can’t think of how it could be better” (Past participant)


Check out the Rocket Oven we built on a previous workshop (along with a rocket hot-water heater and a mini-rocket cooker all of which are working an absolute treat to this day).

The ticket price is $350.


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