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How To Build An Outdoor Primitive Mud Oven

You can build this easy outdoor oven that works as well as a custom-built masonry or ceramic model.What’s the Cost? Next to nothing. Material? The Earth under your feet — one of the best building materials on the planet. And the skills you need are just the ones you were born with.

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Follow the steps in the video below and you’ll enjoy crusty, chewy and richly flavored bread, pizza and other baked goodies in no time.

I made this pizza oven out of clay, sandy soil, straw, and some bricks for a cooking surface. I created a dome of wood and covered it with mud. Then, i layered newspaper so the pizza oven would be separated from the dome underneath.


I covered it with a clay and sandy soil mixture. That provides most of the structural support. Then i layered a mostly straw mixture on top of that. The straw helps to insulate the oven.