Julia and Robert have been living in and traveling with their luxurious, one-of-a-kind Travel Home for two years. They are heating their home with a Dwarf 5kw, and enjoy freshly baked cookies with their Dwarf Cookstove.
They are offering luxury Travel Homes, purpose built for the road, via Custom Travel Homes
Who are you? Tell us something about you!
We are Robert and Julia, originally from Sweden and Portugal, now living in the United States, exploring the country and living the dream. After two years on the road, with countless requests and so much interest, we launched Custom Travel Homes - living on the road without compromise.
Where did you install your Tiny Wood Stove?
We installed it in our Custom Travel Home, built on a 34’ fifth wheel trailer. We love the seasons and travel to many ski areas in the winter.
How did your tiny living journey begin and what were your reasons?
Living in a large 5,000 sq ft home, we wanted to have a smaller foot print and also explore the country to find where we wanted to live. Looking at all the RV options for on the road living, every choice resulted in some compromise, so we decided to design and build our own. We wanted to live small, but with all the comforts and in a home that allowed us to entertain and bring the outside in. We now have been full time on the road for 2 years.
How did you decide on a Dwarf stove?
We knew we wanted a wood stove, but also an oven. The quality build of the Dwarf was exceptional, the outside air inlet was key, and the accessories available for venting were plentiful and of the highest quality.
How difficult was the installation process? Did you need any assistance of any kind?
Installation was a breeze. We followed all directions and even the vent pipe portion was very straight forward. We originally had the first iteration of the oven and were able to swap it out for the newer oven which has a much better airflow. The first one was not bad, but now having the new one it was a game changer.
How has your experience been using the Dwarf? Have you been enjoying having a tiny wood stove in your space?
In the RV community, a real stove is very unique and we get so many compliments. It throws out so much heat, making the coldest of days comfortable. Being able to make pizza and bread is a nice bonus. It has become a must have component in our designs.
Would you recommend a tiny wood stove to others?
Absolutely - the warmth it provides is exceptional. The live fire makes it very cozy and drawing fresh air from the outside is key in small space.
Would you like to add anything?
Great product great people. Customer support has been very very good.
You can find snippets of their adventure on Instagram. They are also offering these homes, built for the road, with their company Custom Travel Homes.
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