I’ve been in contact with Max of Firespeaking recently, and he pointed me to a very interesting masonry heater in response to my question about small masonry stove designs appropriate for small homes.
The Cabin Stove, built at Aprovehco Research Center, is a compact multi-functional wood burning masonry heater. A rather attractive one, I might say, that has cooking and water heating functions, in addition to slow-releasing radiant heat.
I’ve been pondering the possibilities of building a small masonry heater in the future timber frame straw bale house, and this design that Max presented intrigues me.
I urge anyone interested in small wood stoves, or efficient masonry heaters to check out Max’s description of the Cabin Stove. Max has kindly included the construction drawings for the enterprising stove builders among us, as well. Check it out!
p.s. The Firespeaking book store has several nice natural building books and other books about masonry heaters, rocket stoves, and cob ovens.