Hi Glenn, thank you so much for the drawing! If it’s cool with you could I steal the design.
I’ll need to sit down and work out how to best run the beams and girders.
Much agreement with you about the thermal mass not totally heating he structure. ? Is how much extra heat needed to make the interior comfortable? I guess we will have to build it, live there for 3 years and see how thermal inertia stables out.
Wood cook stove going to cook meals and heat water in the winter should help a lot keeping the mass charged. I’m lucky to work from home so I’m around regardless the fire will be going during the day.
Do you think its beneficial to have a thermal mass heater central in the wofati. Heating the mass and allowing it to radiate into wall mass. I’m leaning towards just using the cookstove as the walls will capture any heat radiating off the stove directly to the mass.
Possibly a well thought out rocket stove using the pipe through the thermal mass wall or under the floor to charge the mass?
I’m willing to throw it out there and build the structure and see how it goes, worst case I have a barn, a shop, or a garage that’s earth bermed and still a usable shelter. I’m willing to experiment with anything here!
Thanks again for your help,