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Erica Wisner
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Hey tiny house fans,
We have been talking with Paul about this October's rocket innovator event in Montana.
Ernie and I were thinking about what to teach.
Between the Ants' innovative shelters, the skiddable guest cabins, and the 'movement' including TV audiences, there might be a lot of interest in how to heat tiny houses in colder climates.

Strategies for smaller or portable spaces are different from site-built homes, and so are the heating needs.  
Last year's innovator event produced several small, clean-burning heaters that would be fun to share.
We'd also like to discuss solar heating, climate-conscious design, and effective weatherization for tiny houses both portable and site-built.

I think we could do a good mix of basics, hands-on practice, and resources for designers in a 2-day course.

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Holistic Heat for Tiny Homes
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Climate Adapted Heating and Cooking for Tiny Homes
 
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Heat My Tiny House
 
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Three Tiny DIY Heaters (off-grid, renewable heat)
 
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Solar hot water for heating
(maybe we can talk Caleb into co-teaching this section, or another local installer with good tips on drainback systems and sizing/design)
 
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Is there a tiny house option for older folks who would like to pull one as they ramble between home in the frozen North and the grandkids in El Paso? Preferably one that snaps together like Legos.
 
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I think it's called a pop-up camper.
 
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if I could do a pop-up stove, now that would be a real trick.
 
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I am in the process of moving into my tiny house. As of now I am heating with a small propane heater. I have tons of questions about building a rocket mass heater.
We would love to talk to you and Ernie about coming to Denver to do a workshop in the very near future. This could be a practice event for your workshop in Montana.
Could you please contact me about this please.Thank you!I have all of your books and videos but this is a total change from those stoves.
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