The DIY Rocket Stove: Six Plans

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The rocket stove is a clean & efficient cook stove developed for people in the developing world. With just a few simple materials, you can build your own. Adapted from "How to Build a Rocket Stove: 6 Plans>" at sustainablog: http://sustainablog.org/2011/09/how-to-build-a-rocket-stove/

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The DIY Rocket Stove: Six Plans

  1. 1. The DIY Rocket Stove: Six Plans By Jeff McIntire-Strasburg Founder and editor sustainablog
  2. 2. What is a rocket stove?  Clean, efficient cooking solution for the developing world.  Developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski.  Subject of an “open source” movement of DIYers.  Image credit: wsssst at Flickr under a Creative Commons license
  3. 3. Plan #1: The 16-Brick Rocket Stove  Requires only sixteen adobe bricks.  A few of the bricks need simple adjustments.  Stack them according to the directions in this video.  Image credit: Screen capture from “How to Make a 16 Brick Rocket Stove” video
  4. 4. Plan #2: Single Pot VITA Rocket Stove  Developed at the Aprovecho Research Center  Requires more materials than #1.  Still pretty simple: follow the instructions in this video.  Image credit: Screen capture from “Build a Rocket Stove” video
  5. 5. Plan #3: The Big Brick Rocket Stove  Developed by the publishers of the Root Simple blog.  A permanent structure.  Requires masonry work.  Instructions are here.  Image credit: Root Simple
  6. 6. Plan #4: The Rocket Stove for Home Heating  Very involved project: requires welding.  Before starting, check with your insurance agent to make sure this stove doesnt affect your policy.  Very efficient source of heat.  Full plans are here.  Image credit: IWillTry.org
  7. 7. Plan #5: The Tin Can Rocket Stove  Still very simple, with easily available materials.  Video instructions are here.  Creator has updated plans, and addressed safety issues in separate videos.  Image credit: Screen capture from “Build a Rocket Stove, Step by Step” video
  8. 8. Plan #6: The Custom Rocket Stove Need something more customized? The Rocket Stove Design Base has a tool for designing your perfect rocket stove. Requires the Firefox browser. Just input the values of the stove you plan to build (or use the sample values), and the tool creates a plan for you. Choose brick or steel as materials.
  9. 9. Thats it!  Know of other simple rocket stove plans? Share them with us at sustainablog.  Image credit: palesa_flower at flickr under a Creative Commons licens

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