Rocket Mass Heaters: The Absurdly Efficient, Cheap, and Comfortable Way to Heat Your Home

By PAUL WHEATON

My newest kickstarter campaign is finally underway! We are hoping to fund the production of four more DIY DVD’s about Rocket Mass Heaters! Lemme tell ya, hopes are high because it has reached over a 1/3 of its campaign goal with 190 backers in just two days! Wow! If we pull this off, it will be the fifth crowdfunding campaign I have completed. Our ultimate goal is to pull together $42,000 by March 16th, 2015 and infect as many brains with rocket mass heater knowledge as possible! It has already received a screamin’ welcome from heaps of people who are wanting to adopt a sustainable and efficient way to heat their homes, and quite frankly, save the world.

ksimageSo what’s the big deal? Well, Rocket Mass Heaters are one of the most sustainable and affordable heat sources in the world! This unique system emits less than one tenth ofgreenhouse gases and only uses one tenth the wood that conventional stoves use! So, that’s the big deal. Freaky cheap heat that doesn’t damage the environment.

Now, for the whole how it works part. Basically, rocket mass heaters are a mix of modern science and knowledge from hundreds of years ago. It begins by creating a bunch of smoke in the barrel, and then burns that smoke so no one has to smell it! Then, the heat is captured from the exhaust, and is then held in a mass to hold the heat for days. If you still have no idea how the heck this works, you can click here.

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Two years ago I did a kickstarter for DVDs of a rocket mass heater workshop! Interest was far greater than I expected. It raised over five times the minimum goal. MASSIVE! Wow! So my friends and I have carefully collected a lot more footage and we focused on much higher video and sound quality. SO, all we need now, are funds to cover the production costs of putting the DVDs together! It’s expensive stuff.

tipi-olenkaViewers will get an insider view of three workshops, one innovators event, and the building of ten different types of Rocket Mass Heaters! The DVDs will cover cob style rocket mass heaters, pebble style rocket mass heaters, shippable cores, and even the rocket mass heater innovators event I hosted out at my land.

As more and more people learn how simple, efficient, and eco-friendly the rocket mass heaters are, the faster the world will begin moving, scratch that, sprinting in the right direction towards saving this beautiful earth we inhabit.
 
 

So, whattya think? Please visit my Kickstarter campaign by clicking here. Backers can choose from a variety of exclusive, nifty perks as a thank you for helping us out!

If you are short on cashola, you can still be part of this world-changing innovation by sharing the campaign everywhere you can possible think up! Help bring a valuable resource to the good people that want to save the world and heat their home simultaneously!

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paul-wheaton-bioPaul Wheaton is the tyrannical dictator of Permies.com, the largest permaculture forum on the web. As a certified master gardener and permaculture designer, he’s built an empire around what he calls, ‘infecting brains with permaculture’. His forums are full of rich information, and there are a number of great free resources, guides, and articles that can be found on his sister site, Richsoil.com as well.

Most recently, he has worked with rocket mass heater experts Ernie and Erica in developing a DVD set on making your own rocket mass heater, and has produced another video series on permaculture gardening, which detail how to use hugelkultur, swales, and natural ponds to capture and utilize water without irrigation. His recent work with natural buildings based on Mike Oehler’s designs have resulted in the creation of the Wofati, a semi underground natural home design.

Crowned the Duke of Permaculture by Geoff Lawton and the Bad Boy of Permaculture by the Occupy Monsanto movement, Paul continues to educate and inspire at his property – dubbed Wheaton Labs – in western Montana, where he conducts experiments in permaculture and natural building, hosts workshops, and entertains the curious passerby. More information on stays at the property can be found here.