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Rocket Mass Heater: Community Demonstration Project

September 17, 2016

***This workshop has been canceled because we did not receive enough pre-registered participants. We plan to offer a Rocket Stove workshop again in 2017, if you are interested, please contact info@mudproject.org.***

This is a two-day Workshop: September 17 and September 18 9-12pm and 1-4pm both days. Participants are able to sign up for one or both days.

Jacob Wustner, owner of Sapphire Apiaries, leads this two-day workshop on rocket mass heater construction. Rocket mass heaters use an insulated combustion chamber where fuel is burned with high efficiency at extremely high temperatures, and a large thermal mass in contact with the exhaust gases which absorbs most of the generated heat before the gases are released to the atmosphere. Learn how these efficient heaters work and then construct a rocket stove. Many thanks to the American Lung Association for their sponsorship and participation at this event.

9 am-12 noon
Fire science
Lunch at noon provided by the American Lung Association to the first 15 registrants. ALA leads conversations about air quality & health.
1-4 pm. Site prep and test run assembling rocket wood stove
9 am-12 noon
Constructing stove and cementing in
Noon lunch
1-4 pm
Finishing touches and cobbling the thermal mass.


What you need to know:

  • Sapphire Apiaries is located at 883 Leese Lane, Stevensville, MT 59870.
  • Participants are welcome to camp for free at Sapphire Apiaries.
  • Those who bike to the workshop receive $5 off.
  • Participants are expected to provide their own food, aside from Saturday’s lunch which will be provided to the first 15 registrants.
  • A minimum of 5 participants is required or this workshop will be rescheduled.
  • Please come prepared to be outdoors for the entirety of the workshop.
  • Contact info@mudprojectdirector with questions

Workshop Costs:

Click to reserve your spot by pre-paying on our secure Square site.

Lunch provided on Saturday to first 15 registrants.

$25 MUD Members – 2 days

$50 Non Members – 2 days

$15 MUD Members – 1 day

$30 Non Members – 1 day


September 17, 2016


MUD Project


Sapphire Apiaries
883 Leese Lane
Stevensville, 59870 United States
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(406) 370-9089