Earth Oven: Egstedt, Germany
I built an earth oven in Egstedt, Germany in the spring of 2015. We built the oven on top of a stone wall base and finished it with a natural earthen plaster. A small roof will be added to the structure at a later date to protect it from the elements.
Key education takeaways:
- sourcing local stones for the oven base
- sourcing local clay for the oven dome and earthen plaster
- calculating drying times of high-mass earthen materials in Germany
- research on roof designs for earth ovens