Blog: Learning what we once knew
There are cases where, at the end of a working process, 'by-products' can be even more important than the objective of the work. That's what we've officially finished. The kiln has not been done yet, but all participants have learned a lot. We learned how to work with clay, and the clay taught us that we should not be able to rush, you can only put 3-4 lines of brick at a time, then you have to wait for it to dry. We've learned that traditional methods are time-consuming, but this is the way to talk and learn. Working like this was like we were on vacation.
The children were able to try almost everything, and they enjoyed the fact that they could actually build.
It has been proven that building with natural materials comes the pleasure of hands on work, as well as the joy of young people, they are happy to try. Time traveled fast these few days. We also learned new things, such as rocket stoves, mass stoves, and we finally got to talk to a real professional. We also built a small simplified rocket stove model, as soon as we managed to warm up the raw, wet construction, it worked perfectly, we could prepare our lunch on it.
There will surely be 1-2 reports on the final steps until the kiln is finished. However, we already thank our master lászló kiss for a truly enjoyable week and for his knowledge.