I'm in Augusta and hardly ever get the other side of Athens, so I don't know about being close by, but I'll help you with your rocket mass heater. If you are looking for the old solid type bricks for building it, there are occasional finds down this way if they are difficult to locate where you are.
Get out of my mind! Look! A tiny ad!
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop