I’m doing a little more research into our pizza oven design today (the joys of being semi-employed). Here are a couple different examples of people building “earth ovens” by following the same book we are using (Build Your Own Earth Oven).
- A very nice pizza oven in England (photo above, from Pheasant Place).
- A family in San Antonio who built an oven with mostly free materials.
- A couple in Arizona who found all their materials on site (and accidentally posted all their blog entries multiple times).
Unlike those lucky builders, we need to buy our clay at the pottery store, since we live in the Duwamish River Valley and our soil is a big silty alluvial deposit (can you say liquefaction area?) and, possibly, contaminated (the Superfund, it’s superfun).
I’m also on the hunt for a simple roof design because, like England, we sometimes get rain.
Extra treat, from our block-laying research: 2012 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition.