Whole Earth Summit

Whole Earth Summit

Whole Earth Summit is a live event, happening now, March 11-13th, 2014.

Wood Burning 2.0 Video

Ernie and Erica star in a 4-DVD series. The centerpiece in this series is the rocket mass heater. Possibly the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. This started off as an advanced rocket mass heater workshop which quickly sold out. People asked for it to be videoed and they would pay to see the video.

4-DVD series or streaming video available at woodburningstoves2.com

Rocket Stove DVD?

Here’s a chance to support a upcoming rocket stove mass heater production.
Calen Kennett of Village Video and Ernie & Erica teamed up to produce an instructional video. This DVD video teaches you how to build a thermal mass rocket stove- a highly efficient, clean, affordable, wood-burning heater. Calen is looking for support to finish post production of the DVD.
Help them make it a reality at via the kickstarter campaign.

Stucco Plastering with Giordano

I tried my hand at cement based plastering this year. It is very different than working with adobe mud, that’s for sure. Everything is store bought: paper, staples, wire, cement, additives, etc. All the steps after the mesh are the same as far as plastering goes; scratch coat, brown ( or infill ) coat and finish. Though the cementous material itself has completely different properties. Having only worked with earthen plaster I needed some instruction.
That’s where Kirk Giordano Plastering came in. He is to stucco plastering what Bob Ross is to painting. He takes the time to explain what tools, mixes, treatment and finishes they use. A good resource for learning the conventional plastering trade.

Innovative Rocket Stove Designs

Matt Remine love’s to tool on rocket stoves.  You can tell, look at the Rocket Mass Heater Half Barrel System video. Matt shares some ideas like: front loading batch configuration, windows!, reducing costs while using ubiquitous 55 gallon barrels as structure.  I can imagine many outdoor star-gazing parties on this toasty rocket!
Look for more of Matt and his innovations building rockets.