Small Wood Stove Roundup. Finding a stove sized and suited for your tiny space is worth the investment. Today there are lots of great options for Small Wood Stoves on the market. Over the past few years there are some new players because of the growing demand for small space heat. More options means better prices and a better solution for your specific needs.

 

Here are some of the stoves that we considered for our small space and our thoughts on each. We have organized this list into different categories based on BTU output:

 

  • Medium Stove up to 30,000 btu (1000sqft)
  • Small Stove up to 20,000 btu (500sqft)
  • Tiny Stove up to 10,000 btu (<500sqft)

 

MEDIUM STOVES

 

Lopi Model 1250

Price: $2000

Dimensions: H26.5” x W23.625” x D14.625”

Weight: 243lbs

Flue Outlet: 6”

Output: 66800 btu

Efficiency: 79%

EPA Certified: Yes

Outside Air Supply: No

Thoughts: This is a larger size stove with a heating capacity of up to 1200sqft. Many of this size and output of stoves can be found used for under $1000.

 

Morso 1410 “Squirrel”

Price: $999

Dimensions: H27.75” x W15.37” x D17.25”

Weight: 215lbs

Flue Outlet: 6”

Max Output: 30,000btu

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certification: Yes

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Morso is known for quality cast iron! Good looking little stove that is best suited for larger spaces with the capacity to heat up to 1000sqft.

 

Jotul F 602

Price: $800-950

Dimensions: H25.25” x W12.6” x D21.25”

Weight: 160lbs

Flue Outlet: 6”

Max Output: 28000 btu

Efficiency: 75%

EPA Certification: Yes

Outside Air Supply: Yes (optional)

Notes: Very popular stove with with a long & large track record and over 1 million stoves in production worldwide to prove it. This medium stove is best suited for larger spaces and has the capacity to heat up to 800 SQFT.

 

The Kimberly

Price: $3995 (Free Shipping)

Dimensions: 10” diameter x 25”

Weight: 56lbs

Flue Outlet: 4”?

Output: 45000 btu

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certified: Yes

Outside Air Supply: Yes

Thoughts: Great looking stove with an original and unique look. Definitely not your traditional stove. Lightweight and compact design. I question the high output claims. I am seeing more Kimberly’s in Tiny Spaces but it seems that most of them are dealers for the stove. Have yet to see, what I feel, is an honest review of the stove from an unbiased party. The cost is substantial at almost 4x’s the price of similar stoves.

 

SMALL WOOD STOVES

 

The Hobbit

Price: $495GBP ($745) + $275 Shipping

Dimensions: H18” x W12” x D11”

Weight: 110lbs

Flue Outlet: 4”

Output: 14000 btu

Efficiency: 75%

EPA Certified: No (Has a UK certification)

Outside Air Supply: Yes (optional upgrade)

Notes: Many upgrade options available like: stand, brass fittings, sea rail, boiler (for multi-room heating through a radiator) and colors.

Thoughts: Great little stove with a lot of bang for your buck! A bit heavier than tiny stoves but a good size with narrow clearances that can fit many spaces. Good heat output and larger fire box for longer burn times. Love the look of the Hobbit!

 

Gray Stove Works – MINI12CT

Price: $970 (Free Shipping)

Dimensions: H21” W14” x D14”

Weight: 110lbs

Flue Outlet: 4”

Output: 8000-10000btu

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certified: No

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Optional stand and colors available.

Thoughts: Solid little stove.

 

Navigator – Little Cod

Price: $1460 (Plus Shipping)

Dimensions: H11.375” W18” x D13.75”

Weight: 55lbs

Flue Outlet: 4″

Output: 10000 – 28000 btu

Efficiency: 74%

EPA Certification: Yes

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Front glass, sea rails and color options available.

Thoughts: These little quality marine stoves are lightweight with good heat output and perfect for small spaces. These are popular little stoves and there is a long line to get one! Navigator generally has a 6-month waiting list before they can fill orders.

 

TINY WOOD STOVES

 

Shipmate – Skippy

Price: $830 base model (Plus Shipping)

Dimensions: H13.5” W17.75” x D13.75”

Weight: 45lbs

Flue Outlet: 4”

Output: 9000 – 28000 btu

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certification: No

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Oval or rectangle shapes available plus trim and color upgrades. Price listed is for base model.

Thoughts: Good looking little stove. Modeled after an old original boat stove. Not many frills this little stove is much like the old pot bellied stoves.

 

Navigator – Sardine

Price: $ 1150 (Plus Shipping)

Dimensions: H12” x W12” x D11”

Weight: 35lbs

Flue Outlet: 4”

Output: 7500 – 18000 btu

Efficiency: 86%

EPA Certification: Yes

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Glass front and color options available.

Thoughts: A mini version of the Little Cod is like the laptop of cook stoves. Again long wait times to get your hands on a new one as Navigator generally has a 6-month waiting list before they can fill orders.

 

Fatsco “Tiny Tot”

Price: $230

Dimensions: H13” x 6” Diameter

Weight: 24lbs

Flue Outlet: 3”

Max Output: ?

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certification: No

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Top cook plate is available as an added option (+$138). This is sold as a coal stove.

Thoughts: Simple little cast iron stove with a built in stainless steel heat shield. Much like the old pot bellied stoves it doesn’t have many frills but it gets the job done. Very affordable and potentially a great option for tiny spaces!

 

Fatsco “Midget”

Price: $339

Dimensions: H15” x 9.5” Diameter

Weight: 45lbs

Flue Outlet: 3”

Max Output: ?

Efficiency: ?

EPA Certification: No

Outside Air Supply: No

Notes: Top cooking plate is available as an added option (+$138). This is sold as a coal stove.

Thoughts: The Midget is like the Tiny Tot but bigger. Simple little cast iron stove with a built in stainless steel heat shield. Much like the old pot bellied stoves it doesn’t have many frills but it gets the job done. Very affordable and potentially a great option for tiny spaces.

 

*Cost does not include flue system, hearth or shipping.

 

CONCLUSION

 

The best stove for your small space depends on many factors. Heat output, size, weight, aesthetic and budget are all factors to look at. We hope this overview of the stoves on the market gives you some help in finding a small wood stove for your tiny space!

 

Thoughts? Questions? Comment below!

 

NEXT STEPS

WOOD VS PROPANE: What’s the best heat source for my tiny space?

WOOD VS PROPANE: Long-term affordability with cost of fuel

STOVE SIZE: How big (or small) of a stove do I need?

SMALL STOVE MANUFACTURERS: What Stoves are Available on the Market?

STOVE SAFETY: What are the safety considerations & precautions I should take?

INSTALLATION: How do I properly install a small wood stove?

INSTALLATION IDEAS

ACCESSORIES: What are some useful small wood stove accessories?

TECHNIQUES: Fire starting, cleaning, inspection, chopping & storing firewood.

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