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This DVD video teaches you how to build a thermal mass rocket stove- a highly efficient, clean, affordable, wood-burning heater.
Learn to build your own Rocket Mass Heater! The only DVD out  there that teaches you step by step to build your own Rocket Mass Heater with tried and true techniques from the recognized experts! Watch the first 19 scenes on our website.
Learn to build your own Rocket Mass Heater! The only DVD out  there that teaches you step by step to build your own Rocket Mass Heater with tried and true techniques from the recognized experts! Watch the first 19 scenes on our website.
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Rocket stoves are thermal-mass wood burning home heaters that anyone can build. With the help of a few friends and some dedication you can make a rocket stove with easily accessible materials and with no more than a couple hundred dollars. These heaters are extremely efficient, using 60-90% less wood. They do not give off smoke; they give off steam and CO2. The beautiful aesthetic of the stove will become a favorite place for friends and family to gather around inside your home.

We teamed up with Ernie and Erica Wisner (http://www.ernieanderica.info/) to produce an instructional video outlining how to build a rocket stove heater. Although we have already finished shooting all of the necessary footage, we still have a lot of work to do. We are asking for 6,000 dollars to cover the costs of video editing, animation, music composition, sound design, graphic design, initial printing costs, and distribution.

Thank you for your support! 

Additional information:

Ernie and Erica's website: http://www.ernieanderica.info

A great article on Thermal Mass Rocket Stoves: http://www.richsoil.com/rocket-stove-mass-heater.jsp

A great forum on Thermal Mass Rocket Stoves where Ernie and Erica give advice and feedback: http://www.permies.com/forums/f-55/stoves

My website: http://www.villagevideo.org

Risks and challenges

There are many obstacles to creating a successful DVD. It is a very time consuming and expensive process. One of the biggest challenges is getting enough time with skilled artisans to get all of the work done quickly.
I have a very talented artist, editor, and illustrator who I will hire to do the things that he can do better than myself. The cost of creating this DVD is more than the $6,000 we are requesting, and we have already invested thousands of dollars of our own money and time, so we are committed to finishing this project. The biggest risk is likely to be getting a finished DVD done by June.

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    For $3000 plus travel costs Ernie and Erica will come to you and teach a group workshop on the nature of fire (quite an amazing demonstration) and how to build a Rocket Stove Mass Heater. Please contact us in advance, as certain preparations will need to be made.

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