Hello! My name is Nick and in 2011 my wife and I decided to make some major life changes while awaiting the arrival of our daughter. Our goal was to have more time, energy and resources for what matters most—our growing family. We sold the majority of our possessions and move into a 1966 Airstream travel trailer. For the next four years, we lived and traveled in the Airstream.
As we evaluated our housing needs we decided on an RV. Family is scattered across the states and it's important for us to see family (more than a long weekend during the holidays). As we began looking at RVs, we fell in love with the look and quality of Airstreams. Ultimately our goal was to be entirely off-grid and self-contained. We began exploring all the various options for power, waste management, heating, and cooling.
The majority of heat sources in RVs use propane. With the downsides of propane as a heat source (cost, condensation & potential leaks) we decided on wood heat. As we looked at the different options for our tiny house it was a challenge to find the best solution. We spent months researching the different options and decided to create Tiny Wood Stove as a resource for other people that are looking for affordable, sustainable wood heat options for tiny spaces.
Our business has quickly grown and we now offer our own line of small wood stoves plus stock a wide variety of installation parts and accessories. Since starting this business in 2015 we sold the Airstream and built a Tiny House on 6 acres in North Idaho. Just this year we launched a new line of products with the Throne Composting Toilet which also grew from a personal need and lots of hands-on testing. We are passionate about small space living and excited to help you with a wood stove or composting toilet for your tiny space!
OUR TINY TEAM
ELIZABETH - Sales & Marketing
After converting a 40’ school bus, Elizabeth, her husband, and two daughters spent 3 years traveling the country, backpacking, rock climbing, and playing in the desert dirt. They recently bought land in northern Vermont and are living in the bus while they build a house (that isn’t on wheels). Outside of work, Elizabeth is typically found running the hills, and learning how to grow food and make maple syrup.
CODY - Customer Success Coach
Cody & Randi built their 20 ft. tiny house in 2015 and traveled around the United States and Canada before settling down on an off-grid property in Central Oregon. In addition to his work with Tiny Wood Stove, Cody is also a beekeeper and avid gardener. When not working, you can find them backpacking, fly fishing or bouncing down a dirt road in their Mitsubishi Delica.
HEATHER - Customer Success Coach
LUCAS - Customer Success Coach
Lucas and his partner, Natalie, have been living in tiny spaces for the past decade - a cabin in the woods, a sailboat, tents on expeditions, and for the past 5 years their off-grid THOW. He recently finished building out an adventure van and is already eyeing the next project. An outdoor educator by trade, Lucas is passionate about an active lifestyle outdoors, human-powered experiences and using his hands to create. He currently calls Southern Oregon home, having recently finished a graduate program at Southern Oregon University.
BETHANY - Warehouse Management
Bethany has been the center point for all things organization, management and shipping with the warehouse team for the last year. If you ordered one of our stoves, you can be sure she worked on getting it to you.
Besides supervising the controlled chaos of new shipments coming in and managing outgoing orders, she enjoys all things outdoors. Which luckily is never too far away in northern Idaho. If you can't find her in the warehouse she's probably hiking, backpacking or camping. She also enjoys good food with friends and family, yoga, playing piano and reading a good murder mystery.
KAYLA - Warehouse & Customer Success Coach
Kayla spent the last 9 years living off-grid with her family in Idaho. Now that she has graduated college she has moved into a 25' travel trailer of her own! When she’s not busy helping customers fulfill their tiny living dreams, she loves snowboarding, backpacking, disc golfing, and spending quality time with her friends, ideally outdoors.
LUISA - Warehouse
Meet Luisa, the shipping wizardette! As our fastest shipper on the team, Luisa plays a huge part in getting your orders to you. She enjoys skiing, hiking, and playing with her Australian shepherd Oliver.
JULIA - Chief Storyteller
Julia has been traveling full-time with her husband, two kids and their dog for eight years (and counting). They are currently living in their self-renovated Sprinter Van (equipped with a Dwarf 3kw Lite), traveling all over the continent. Happiest in the mountains, taking pictures and forcing her kids to walk “just a little bit further”. Alternatively trying to convince the rest of the family it’s not yet too cold to go on another backpacking trip, and, if all of that fails, baking some orange chocolate chip shortbread cookies.
NICK - Visionary
The Peterson family has recently settled down in North Idaho to live simply in their tiny off-grid homestead. Nick loves entrepreneurship,
rock climbing, mountain biking, permaculture and connecting kids with nature. While the Petersons no longer dwell in an Airstream they still live Tiny and are in the process of converting a Ford Transit that will serve as road-school van & extended family adventures.
DAN - Integrator & General Mgr
Homesteading in the Blue Ridge in a renovated 1974 Airstream. Dan and Leanne sold their houses and most of their stuff to travel and focus on their passions. When he's not working, you’re most likely to find Dan farming, building, or in the woods somewhere, hiking at toddler pace and collecting wild edible plants (and garbage).
WHY TINY WOOD STOVE?
Tiny Living Community
We're tiny living people like you, working to live intentionally and to support others doing the same. We care about your journey, and can relate to the challenges you're running into along the way.
Building or converting a small space is not an easy project! But you're not alone. Whether you're using our products or not, we'll offer whatever help we can to help make your tiny living dreams a reality.
The Right Materials
We carry wood stoves and solid fuel rated flue parts that are specifically designed for small stoves. We're familiar with the unique challenges of building bus conversions, and we carry specialized parts to support compact and mobile installs.