hey folks! i am in the process of building a 16f yurt. any suggestions for what to heat and cook with? at one point, i was hoping to build a portable rmh for heating AND a rocket stove for cooking, but they'd each need their own chimneys and that is looking like overkill.
so. any suggestions for a single efficient, woodburning appliance? winter temperatures are fairly mild around here and the yurt will be insulated with 1 inch of felted wool. methinks an rmh would take too long to make my tea. perhaps a very small woodstove? do you have something you love that works for you? thank you!
A nomadic young couple setup there yurt here for a few days last fall. Nights were below freezing but they seemed to be quite comfortable with a rocket stove inside a 55 gal barrel bell that was filled with rocks from the site for heat storage. They cooked on the top of the bell over the rocket stove and that seemed to work well to.
A traditional RMH with a barrel over the heat riser will give you the same instant heat as a woodstove, plus the long-term heat storage. If you run the final chimney up next to the barrel, you can put in a bypass that will make for very easy starting, and the ability to run it as just a stove without heat storage for mild days when you want to cook but not heat.