If you are looking for a small project to get your hands (and feet!) dirty testing out some natural building skills, then building a wood-fired oven is a great place to start. If you have a little help, it takes just a couple days to build, then a few weeks to let it dry out (during which time, you can sculpt your oven to any shape), and then you're ready for a pizza party!!
There’s nothing quite like wood-fired bread and pizza. A wood-fired oven doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, either. A cob oven is a great way to achieve baking tasty food in your backyard for minimal expense, using simple technology that isn’t dependent on fossil fuels during building or use. Try baking something without fossil fuels or electricity for a week and you’ll find out how really hard that is. With a cob oven, you can make it just fine.
On the next page is an amazing DIY outdoor cob oven for making bread and pizza.