Masonry Heaters, Wood-Fired Ovens, Natural Building

Wood-Fired Ovens

Bali Wood-Fired Oven

We built this wood-fired oven in Bali for Max’s parents using local bricks, clays, sands and fibers. The oven joins the traditional paon (cookstove) that Max built a few years ago. This oven features ample wood storage for both units, a metal firing door and a wooden door for baking. (Stay tuned for an article … Read Full Post …

Natural Building Extavaganza

Check out this sweet video of the Wood-Fired Barrel Oven! Eva led the construction of a wood fired cook stove, a barrel oven, and a hot tub at the Natural Building Extravaganza in Asheville, NC! There were many wonderful people who participated in the amazing 3 week program, organized by Kleiwerks International.  Additional projects included … Read Full Post …

Hawthorn Farm Adobe Barrel Oven

This barrel oven was built in a summer workshop series that Max and Eva led at Hawthorn Farm in Washington.  The adobe bricks were made by the oven’s owner and friends in the preceding months and the oven was built along with students during a weekend. The owner, Alexia Allen, has called us to share … Read Full Post …

Adobe Oven in Golondrinas, Argentina

This is a fun video of Eva building an adobe oven along with friend and collaborator Demian Iusso of Manos en El Barro Natural Building in Patagonia, Argentina.  Activate and enjoy!

Sacred Grove Retreat Center Oven

Sacred Grove owners Ellen Whiteside and Tim Beebe Eva was invited to participate in a wonderful project in a beautiful place, The Sacred Grove Retreat Center in Gold Hill, NC.  Ellen and Tim wanted to create an outdoor kitchen and learn about natural building.  Eva led a four day workshop where we built the oven … Read Full Post …

Five Oaks Farm Oven

Five Oaks Farm is a small family farm located on the Henry Wilhelm Estate that was built in 1865 and is a historic landmark. The farm is located just off the Oregon Trail and was originally 160 acres with a house, chicken coop, sheep barn, stable, and black smith. The original outhouse is still hidden … Read Full Post …

River Front Farm Oven

Using local materials and our creativity, we made an earthen oven at Riverfront Farm in Spokane, Washington. Eva led a 4 day workshop with community garden members about the ins and outs of earthen ovens, including how to bake in them.  The project was a part of “Green Jobs Now: National Day of Action to … Read Full Post …

The Barong Oven


Earthen oven with urbanite arch for wood storage below and sculptural ferro-cement roof.

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