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Rocket mass heater on a skoolie?

 
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Hello All,
I am wondering if anyone has considered or has attempted a rocket mass heater in a tiny home/RV/skoolie. I am located in Northern New York and will have a cold winter! I played around with a tent stove in my skoolie and enjoyed the smell of campfire while being heated this past winter. I lived in an apartment and spent time in my skoolie on my raw land when I could. Not sure if my skoolie will become an accessory dwelling as it is currently off the road and semi permanent. It is road worthy with a tune-up. The woodstove I used was a Winnerwell Nomad intended for my Springbar tent. I used it in the skoolie and piped the smoke out through an open bus window. I need to create a more efficient and "breathe safe" option as I would like to use the bus as a dwelling for this fall and possibly the winter. When I purchased the bus it already had bench seat/storage area that I think would make a great frame for a mass heater. I am afraid of too much smoke or creating a fire hazard. I have a lil one and safety is a priority! Any suggestions?

CHEERS!-
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Brittney:  The first thing that comes to mind is a 55 gal all in the barrel RMH.  Called the cottage rocket.

https://permies.com/t/150536/Uncle-Mud-CottageRocket-Paper. << Design by Uncle Mud

A Built unit by Peter van den berg the minnie mouse
  I like this as it reminds me of the "tile stoves" in Europe.  

You maybe interested in this thread on Peter.
https://permies.com/u/152487/Peter-van-den-Berg


And the original gravel rocket of paul's design is  light (for a rmh)  and transportable, especially if you take it apart and ship the gravel in 5g buckets, by bicycle!


The build thread on permies. "portable rocket mass heater". Lots of info as they learned it.
https://permies.com/t/80/2558/portable-rocket-mass-heater

Example:  see why I think it would fit in a schooli?
https://permies.com/t/30925/Pebble-Mass-RMH
 

A place to start.  Tom
 
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Thank you...so many ideas! I'm already starting to sort my hearth rock collection!
 
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Personally, I would build an RMH underneath with a thermal break to insulate it from the soil. Park the bus over top, and add side skirts to block the wind. Warm floors make for happy winters!
 
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