One of the proudest achievements on my sustainable living journey has been my Backyard Clay Oven! I love looking at it. I love tending the fire. I love cooking in it. I love eating the food I make using it.
The REAL Joy
It’s just a joy to know that over 70% of the materials used to make it were reclaimed bricks or clay dug out of my very own backyard. Can’t get much more sustainable than that except maybe grow the straw!
It was a real labour of love and so many people were willing to pitch in and helped with the initial first and subsequent layers. Without their help, it would have taken another two months of work. It was a real community builder and friendship maker.
Another thing that I am chuffed about is that I’ve received so many photos from people all over the world who have used the detailed instructions in my eBook and built their own. It’s quite amazing and heart warming.
New Backyard Clay Oven Video
Anyway, I thought that it was high time to improve on my original clay oven video. I wanted to add some narration and provide additional insight into how I made it. So I made an update version, with a “Where is it now?” section to complete the original “How To” video.
It was fun to make and now features on my new YouTube Channel for The Greening of Gavin. If you want to be the first to see any new videos please subscribe to the channel, as I don’t always get around to embedding them into a blog post until much later in the week.
Enjoy the narration and feel free to share it far and wide. I won’t mind at all! 😉
Phil Mercuri says
Gday Gav, can’t wait to finish the build of my new house so i can build my own clay oven. Cheers.
Gavin Webber says
Nice one Phil. Watching the progress on Facebook. If you need any advice during the build, don’t hesitate to ask!
Gavin Webber says
The oven build that is.
a wonderful video to watch and learn from, thanks very much Gavin.