But here's a thought: Consider your existing house carefully and investigate in detail before taking any action. I don't know from your posts how much you know about design of habitat shells, nor what you may have already done.
Cassie Erin wrote:. I would love a masonry type RMH with a vertical feed like these https://www.dragonheaters.com/content/dragonheatercastleweblit.pdf, as I could use 1-2" diameter branches of which I have SO MANY that fall to the ground of the forest,,
Thanks for the Dragonheater info, and other threads of thought your project inspired... I'm looking to build off-grid and am torn between RMH and https://www.unforgettablefirellc.com/kimberly-wood-stove/
I want my house heat source to be at least duel purpose too - heat some water, maybe be pumped to the greenhouse, generate electricity (that is why I like the Kimberly) or to cook.
After seeing how efficient the RMH is wanting to cook via my woodstove seems wasteful to have a stove that heats less effeciently. Maybe there is a way I can combine both, or better yet all 4 uses?
As far as drafts in your house, it sounds like the insulation or windows have issues. Years ago I lived in an old row house that has interior plexiglass windows we attached inside over the original old windows and it made a huge difference, cost less than new windows, and maintained the original design charm.