Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rammed Earth Cookstove in Chad

David DeArmey of Envodev shared these images of what will hopefully be the first of  many rammed earth cookstoves in Chad  .

Here is the typical kitchen set up in the region. There are obviously a few drawbacks to cooking over an open fire indoors, which we have outlined before.

It will take a bit of time to get this ...
...looking like this.

The team is up to the task.

Each piece was hand-sawn to fit perfectly.

 These cylinders were carved from the log we saw above.
That is some very fine work!

 The carpentry team are pleased with their results.

 Here is the clay soil ready to be rammed into the form.
Everyone helps!

 The form was removed and the stove flipped into place.

 A view inside the stove after ramming.

Project completed!

Smoke outside, not inside.