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Heating options for the tiny house

It may seem a little early to think about heating the wee house, but it’s actually pretty appropriate so I know how to alter the framing if needed.  Will a window be in the way, how will it vent, will it take forever to ship, etc.?  So I’m down to 3 options after a ton of research:

Tiny wood stove

Tiny wood stove: Jotul F602CB

Tiny wood stove: Jotul F602CB

  • Environment  (wood = renewable; used stove = awesome)
  • Society  (helping out someone who’s selling this on c’list; and it’s ADORABLE)
  • Economy (cheaper option for me; money in someone else’s pocket)
  • Logistics?  (nightmare to transport and install)

Tiny gas stove

Tiny gas stove: the Mini Franklin

Tiny gas stove: the Mini Franklin

  • Environment  (gas/propane = non-renewable; new stove = not awesome)
  • Society  (support a local business selling it; and it’s also ADORABLE)
  • Economy  (have you looked at the price??)
  • Logistics? (much easier to transport and install than the wood stove)

Electric stove

Tiny electric stove

Tiny electric stove

  • Environment  (electric = non-renewable unless it runs on power from solar panels; new stove = not awesome)
  • Society  (I’m saying no on this category since it’s from a big box store and shipped from who-knows-where)
  • Economy (super cheap)
  • Logistics? (easy transport and installation)

So far the Facebook poll I put up has the wood stove winning.  That’s the ideal choice in my head, but I’m not sure about reality.  If I can get the used one, I’m in!  But if it’s sold by the time I can make the 2 hour drive, then I’ll either have to buy a new one (ouch) or go with the gas one (also ouch).

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