Burnhead Bothy Off-Grid Pyramid Pods

Small Wood Burner Installed in a Bothy

Burnhead Bothy is nestled in the rolling green hills of North Glasgow, just outside of Kilsyth. The striking design of this stunning little cabin was devised by Echo Living, a Scottish-based company that specialises in the design and construction of sustainable tiny homes.

The pyramid pod resides on Burnhead Farm, a 1600 acre hill farm that breeds Charolais and Highland cattle, as well as Swiss Valais and Scottish Blackface sheep! The dwelling is innovatively designed so that this beautiful hideaway meets the legal definition of a mobile home, and this spectacular little bolthole has even been constructed on a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, as the surrounding landscape is rich in fossils and geological features.

We were extremely pleased to have our tiny wood burning stove incorporated into the design of this endearing little hillside retreat, and our small wood burner enables this magical tiny home to be used throughout the harsh Scottish Winter! After a blustery walk across the picturesque pastures and hills, you can make your way back to the cabin and light a warm, crackling fire in our miniature wood stove.

Our small multi-fuel stove is perfectly positioned in this cabin, so you can put your feet up and relax on the sofa whilst you enjoy the warmth and comfort that’s radiated by the fire. You can even get extra cosy by boiling a kettle on the stovetop for a cup of tea or coffee, or you could get making a wood-fired hot chocolate!

This property is also off-grid, as it’s powered by 3 adjacent solar panels and benefits from the use of a private spring for the cabin’s water supply. If this wasn’t enough, the cabin offers even more eco-friendly credentials – the pyramid pods are constructed with sustainable timber, insulated with natural sheep’s wool, and the interior is painted with an organic clay paint, which is breathable and environmentally friendly! Our miniature wood burning stove is also a fantastic option if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, and you can read more about the sustainability of our tiny wood burner here.

The skylights installed in the top of each pod allow natural light to flood the inside of the property, and they’re also perfect for if you fancy a spot of stargazing from the comfort of the cabin! The double-glazed Velfac windows and sliding doors also invite a substantial amount of natural light into the property and provide some breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

The natural sheep’s wool insulation combined with these high quality windows and our small cast iron stove ensures that any heat that’s emitted from our wood burner is kept inside. This transforms what would otherwise be a cold and empty structure into a cosy, magical den that’s perfect for a spot of glamping.

If you’re looking to have a bespoke cabin made for you, then make sure you check out the Echo Living website, as they’ve done such an amazing job at designing this unique pyramid pod cabin!

If you already have a bespoke little cabin which you’re looking to install a small wood burning stove in, then please do not hesitate to contact us! We offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge to help you decide what flue parts you’ll need for your stove, and we can also provide you with expert advice on how your flue components should be arranged!

Photography by Echo Living.

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?

Sam

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."

Nat

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"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."

Alan

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"

Derrick

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"

Neil

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"

Andy

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

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"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"

Marion

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