Efficient Bread Oven Workshop – 14-16 June

Building with Straw, Earth , Wood and Dung


Efficient bread oven are using the complementary properties of earth, straw and sand to create an oven easy to heat-up and staying warm longer without burning lot of wood. Moreover, the design of the vault increase the efficiency of the oven.


During this 3 days workshop, you will work together to build and efficient oven. you will learn how to shape the vault, prepare the earth mixes and apply it on it and make some cob decorations to increase the beauty of your creation.

Efficient bread oven are made of layers of mud mixed with sand and straw in order to increase the heat storage of the oven over time and prevent hot air leakage to the exterior.

Workshop fee: 100€ (+VAT)

Number of Participants: 15

Application form

Workshop content

The workshop will last 2 and 1/2 day. The workshop time will be divided between theoritical lessons (1h per day) to understand the background of the work and practical work (5h per day) to be able to experiment. Evenings will be free with activities (movies, discussion, social activities) proposed on the farm. As the workshop is short we fully recommend you to arrive on time on the Friday.

  • Design and maintenance of bread oven
  • Building with earth and straw

1. day

  • 14:00-14:30 Arrival and tea/coffee/milk
  • 14:30-15:00 Presentation of the workshop, introduction of the participants, presentation of 8100 project
  • 15:00-18:00 Construction of the stoves

2. day

  • 9:00-12:00 Construction of the stoves
  • 12:00-13:00 Presentation
  • 13:00-15-00 Lunch Break
  • 15:00-18:00 Construction of the stoves

3. day

  • 9:00-12:00 Construction of the stoves
  • 12:00-13:00 Presentation
  • 13:00-15-00 Lunch Break
  • 15:00-17:00 Construction of the stoves
  • 17:00-17:30 Firing a rocket stove
  • 17:30-18:00 Q&A, conclusion of the workshop
  • 18:00-18:30 Tea/coffee/milk and departure
Gündönümü Farm Hosting Condition:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided by Gündönümü Farm. During the breaks, tea, coffe and milk will be served as well as snacks. If you have any allergy, please let us know in advance.

Toilet and bathroom

You will find compost toilets and showers on the camp site


For reasons of security, we can unfortunately not host anybody less of 18 years old.


Unfortunately, you will not find any open internet on the farm.


For the security and the health of the cow and the farm team, it is forbidden to go on the farm area. We kindly ask you not to disturb the wellbeing of the animals.

What you should bring:
  • Old/working clothes that can get dirty
  • working shoes or at least closed shoes (no sandlas and open shoes)
  • a notebook,
  • thermos or water bottle
  • your gears if you stay on the camp area
  • your good mood
Included in the workshop
  • 2 and 1/2 of theritical and pratical education
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Toilet and shower
Not Included in the workshop
  • Tent, mat and sleeping bag
  • Guest-rooms

Our team

Betul Ergun is an architect and builder specialized in plastering. She has been involved in various workshops and construction projects across Turkey, including rocket stove building. She aims at working primarily with natural materials. She was a primary actor of the Tezekevleri project on which she worked over four months.

Matthieu Pedergnana is an architect and builder. Actually finishing a PhD in METU, he learnt how to build with natural building in different workshops in Europe. He has taught natural construction and ecological architecture in several places in Turkey. He is working now as a consultant for TezekEvleri project.

Aysun and Mehmet Sökmen will be our hosts on the Gündönümü dairy farm. They are on a transition phase from industrial to natural via permacultural principles and holistic management. Their new project called “8bin100” (8100) is about developing a healthy environment where a group of people can live together by combining complementary activities. The work done during our workshop will help show that such a project is possible.

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