When we designed our tiny house, we knew pretty quickly that we didn’t want a fireplace in the house. However, that was before I had heard about cubic mini wood stoves. Those little burners seem like a perfect option for small spaces.
Why should I have a Cubic Mini Wood Stove in my tiny house? What’s their advantage over other heat sources?
The biggest advantage is having a heat source that eliminates humidity out in the air. Not only heating the space, it will dry the air out to make it more comfortable instead of being in a humid, damp environment. The other advantage is the possibility of mounting the stove on the wall. This reduces the clearances to combustibles, and it will save square footage where square feet are so precious.
We don’t have a wood stove in our tiny house because I was concerned about space (aka clearance around the stove), dirt, and a lack of heat in the mornings. Could a Cubic Mini Wood Stove solve my concerns, if so how?
As mentioned above, our stoves have the possibility to be installed on the wall and these mounting options will reduce clearances to combustibles. As for being cold in the morning, that would depend on many factors. Most have to fill the stove during the night. The heat retention in the space will be a factor on how much volume you have to heat, how well insulated the space is, and the outside temperature.
When I think of a Cubic Mini Wood Stove I think of tiny pieces of wood I would have to carve all winter. Which requirements for wood does your wood stove have?
The smallest stove takes logs around 5 3/4″ (14.6cm) logs, and the Grizzly takes 6 3/4″ (17.15cm) logs. Pressed logs are a great alternative. They have regulated amounts of humidity and burn hot and for a long time. They are also easy to break up into manageable pieces without the use of tools or machinery.
Can I burn other materials in the stove?
Well seasoned hardwood and pressed logs burn the best. Coal is also a possibility and can be used, but it does not burn as well as wood or pressed logs. If coal is used its best to use it in conjunction with wood.
What size room can a Cubic Mini Wood Stove heat?
The Cub is designed to heat 100-200 sq ft (9-18 m²). The Grizzly is designed to heat 200-400 sq ft (18-37m²). The Cub is more of the spring and fall model. Whereas the Grizzly is more of our winter model. When deciding on which stove is right for you, you must take into account the season the stove will be used, the height of the ceilings, and how well the space is insulated.
Can I cook on the stove as well?
Absolutely, you can cook right on the top of the stove. If using the Grizzly, you can also cook using our Mini Roaster. This product turns the top of your Grizzly into an oven. It has two air vents to control the temperature. It also has a thermometer to see how hot it is inside.
Where can I get a Cubic Mini Wood Stove and what price are you selling them for?
We make our stoves in Canada and sell them right from our website. Currently, the Cub is 499.00$ and the Grizzly is 649.00$. These prices are in Canadian dollars.
What advantages does a Cubic Mini Wood Stove offer over, for example, electric or gas heating?
Propane stoves, for example, create water vapour as a by-product. This will create a humid and damp environment inside the space. Whereas wood stoves will dry the air out making it more comfortable. The other benefit is no gas tank and gas lines. These can crack, leak and pose an immediate danger if that did happen. With a wood stove, there is no danger in this sense. If the power goes out the wood stove will still be able to be used. Not only for heat but to cook as well. So it is a great product to have for an emergency.