As early as 1998 and 1999, Jo Hasler set up a solar cooking workshop for the serial production of box cookers using small machines with the Xhosa in South Africa and trained some young carpenters.

Insights into the Lazola Workshop 1999 in South Africa:

Apart from the young carpenters, interested women are also involved.

Picture above left: Efficient production of solar cookers by the creative use of small machines.

Picture on the upper right: On the wall are to be seen the auxiliary devices used for the accurate production of cooker parts with small machines.

The very first LAZOLA box cookers, still made of wood, resulted from this workshop.