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Hands-on-heater-building-workshop in Chaam

Vuurmeesters organizes a massive heater workshop in week 27, which is from 30 th of June to the 4 th of July 2014. We will start on Monday the 30th of June and hope to make a first fire together on Friday 4 th of July. The workshop takes place in a farmhouse in Chaam, the Netherlands.

Information about the heaters:
During this workshop Vuurmeesters and approximately seven participants, will build a massive adobe heater and a finnoven. The adobe heater is a custom-made model and has a heated wall and weights about 2500 kg. The finnoven is 120 cm broad x 90 cm deep x 200 cm high and weights about 3500 kg. Not only do we build these heaters in this workshop, we also teach you how to work with abode plaster.

We will have breakfast, two coffee/tea breaks, lunch and an evening meal every day. There will be enough time to ask questions and discuss individual projects. We probably will incorporate two presentations: one about heater building and another about heating with wood. Also will we visit a burning heater close by.

This heater building workshop is meant for everyone who is interested in masonry accumulation heaters, or has plans to build one. We will try to show all aspects of the construction of masonry heaters. Subjects like foundation, insulation, working with tools and machines, reading plans, and materials will be discussed. Participants will be constantly guided by two skilled professionals. We have experienced that participants are able to build their own heater after participating in one of our workshops. We can deliver all materials needed for a Do-It-Yourself heater, for more information please visit

850, - including VAT. Every participant will get an invoice. It is currently still possible to sign up for this workshop. The costs of care and meals are 15,- per person per day.

By phone +31.547351270 or by mail: As soon as the payment is on our bank account, your reservation will be confirmed.

Discount after participating:
We have a special reduction price list for those who participated in our workshop. This reduction price is applicable to our finovens.

Please bring your own work clothes and work shoes. Feel free to bring your own masonry tools if you have them.

Participation in the workshop is at your own risk:
The participation in the heater building-workshop and the use of tools and machines is at your own risk.

Meals and care:
The costs of care and meals are 15,- per person per day. There is a camping site in the vicinity of the project for those who have an RV or tent.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop do not hesitate to contact us via mail or phone.

A workshop at your location?
The location where we organize a workshop has to meet certain criteria. A minimum of two heaters must be build, and there has to be enough space to work. Are you interested in hosting a Vuurmeesters Workshop at your location? Please contact us.

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