Wood Stoves for Tiny Houses
The hearth is the heart of the home
But not every stove is appropriate for tiny spaces. Most household sized wood stoves are simply too large to use in a tiny home without overheating the space. And some small stoves are just too tiny to be practical for serious heating. Take the time to find the perfect stove for your space and lifestyle, and you'll spend countless evenings enjoying the warm glow of a real wood fire in your tiny home.
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What is the best wood stove for my tiny home?
Choosing the right size wood stove for your tiny home is the first step to enjoying years of cozy evenings by the fire.
Traditional household stoves are simply too large for most tiny homes. If your stove is too large, it will be difficult to use it without making your home uncomfortably hot. Choking down a too-large stove can also produce dangerous amounts of creosote, which can cause a chimney fire if not properly managed.
On the other hand, some mini stoves are just too small for serious heating. A properly sized stove can provide longer overnight burns, plenty of heat for even the coldest Winter days, and can even help manage the humidity in your home.
Our wood stove BTU Calculator for tiny homes is a great place to start. To choose the right stove for your needs, consider how you plan to use your stove, and what features and accessories are important to you.
Will your stove be your primary or sole heat source, or will you just use it for supplemental heat and ambiance? Do you want the option to use your stove for cooking as well as heating? Do you want a large fire viewing window, efficient airtight controls, or a direct air kit? Do you want options to customize the look of your stove, like an enamel door or wood storage stand?
How to install a wood stove in a tiny house
The flue system is the "engine" of the wood stove. Without the flue creating draft, a wood stove will not burn properly. Consult our flue design resources for detailed information on good flue design principles.
Proper materials are critical for a safe wood stove installation. Only use solid fuel rated stovepipe and chimney pipe for installing a wood stove. Pellet pipe and B-vent are not rated to withstand the high temperatures produced by a wood stove.
Start with one of our installation kits, then add extra pipe as needed to fit your space. Run your space through our flue system builder for a complete list of parts for your project, or contact us for help from a human.
Roof exits generally draft best, and are cheaper to install than wall exits. If a roof exit is not an option, though, wall exits can be used for 4" or larger stoves. Be sure to review the installation instructions for your roof exit or wall exit kit before you complete your install.
If your tiny house will be mobile, especially if the height is near the 13.5 - 14.5 foot legal highway towing maximum height, you may want to plan for a detachable chimney.
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