This is a simple drawing of a small Jøtul stove. I don’t have a brand bias for Jøtul, I just like how they look and have heard good things about them. If you consider placing a wood stove inside a tiny house a few things to keep in mind are:
- Wood stoves – even tiny ones – generate a lot of heat, so if your tiny house is really tiny you might overheat it with a wood stove.
- Wood stoves usually need a certain amount of space between the hot sides and nearby walls as well as a hearth to protect the floor. So when floorspace it at a premium wood stoves might be very difficult to squeeze in safely. One way around this is to use fireproofing shielding around the stove or onto the walls. For specifics and options check the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the specific stove you choose.
- Wood stove chimneys are best run strait up through the roof and they often need to terminate higher than the highest part of the roof. So if your trying to keep your house under 13.5-feet the chimney might extend past that. If you run the chimney up through a loft you’ll need to factor in that too.
- Wood stove chimneys naturally draw air up, but if air pushes down ashes may end up inside your house. So if you hope to pull your tiny house down a highway you’ll probably want to consider that in your planning too.
With all that said a wood stove on a mobile tiny house might be a bit of a challenge – doable – but a challenge. Small wood stoves might be best suited for homes on permanent foundations.