Hi! I'm a 18-year-old permie enthusiast. I've not actually built up a homestead yet, but I'm putting ideas together in a theoretically sense. Ideally, I would want to eventually live off-grid, with solar/wind energy, a rain-catchment system. I would like my home to be a combination of hay-bale cob and reclaimed wood. And would like to grow most of my food, through permaculture food foresting principles. Cast iron wood-stoves seem brilliant in the winter time, as you can radiate heat in your house for hours while using the same heat energy/wood to cook delicious meals and warm your water. However, in the summertime the heat-radiation seems to act as a burden.
Off-griders who use propane don't seem to have this issue. But I would not want to use any fossil fuels at all, or as little as possible! Others suggested a summer kitchen, but that seems like a pain in the ass.
I was thinking of using 'sun-stoves', patio cob stove, and patio grills to cook on clear sunny days. But on rainy summer days, perhaps using a portable tin-can rocket stoves to warm up the food and perhaps using a haybox (or heat retaining system) to do the rest of the cooking-work:
(mini rocket cookstoves)
(heat retention 'haybox' cooking)
My question is, is this a good summer cooking plan based on experience? Or do hayboxes and tiny rocket cookstoves still get uncomfortably hot? Thanks!