Off-Grid Yoga Retreat

Located near Kerames, Southern Crete, Greece

Small Stove in an Off-Grid Yoga Retreat

This stunning 270-square-foot cabin was commissioned by a dance and yoga instructor from Glasgow, who had the cabin built especially for her yoga sessions that she hosts in Summer, near the village of Kerames in Southern Crete.

Reclaimed tiles line the kitchen floor, and a wooden bench with built-in storage benefits from a skylight directly above it, providing a bright, cosy space for relaxing or reading a book. The property consists of two buildings which are connected by a timber walkway – a living and sleeping space sits adjacent to a shower room. The large sliding glass windows help to bring the outdoors in, and the cabin enjoys some incredible views over the Libyan sea. The natural light which fills the cabin along with its unfolding, open-plan design creates a living space which feels much larger than it really is!

Photography by Echo Living.

We were absolutely thrilled to see our small wood burner installed in this spectacular summerhouse, and the custom almond-coloured body helps the stove to seamlessly fit in with the interior design of the cabin, which in itself enhances the serene feeling to this property. The stand attached to the base of our small stove also provides a space-efficient way to store logs or other fuel, and the heat that’s radiated by our miniature wood burner enables this heavenly space to be visited all year round due to the glowing warmth and comfort it provides.

If you’re looking to purchase a cabin and need someone to help with the design of your dream tiny home, then do not hesitate to contact Sam and his team! They’ve done an incredible job with the design of this cabin in Greece, so make sure you check out the Echo Living website!

If you already have a cabin, studio or summerhouse that you’re looking to install a small wood burning stove in, then make sure you visit our page of stove installation kits. We offer a flue kit package which is specifically designed for small cabins, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for then we also offer a free bespoke flue consultancy service, so please do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you’re at all unsure about what flue components you might require or how they should be arranged!

The cabin was designed by Sam Booth – the founder of a Scottish-based tiny home company called Echo Living – and the building was transported by road all the way from Scotland to its new home in Greece! The retreat is gently tucked away in a secluded grove of olive trees and it’s accessed via a steep, narrow road, which probably didn’t help when it came to unloading the cabin!

The retreat has a minimal impact on the surrounding environment, and provides an attractive and sustainable alternative to more traditional building methods. The cabin is completely off-grid, as it’s equipped with solar panels as well as a composting toilet, and the structure sits lightly on the ground without the use of any concrete foundations which would harm the neighbouring olive trees.

The use of large sliding windows, roof vents, and two huge doors made from solid timber, allow outside air to effortlessly flow through the property, which helps the interior to stay cool without the use of any mechanical systems. The interior walls, shelves and other fixtures also have a natural spruce finish that turns golden after being exposed to sunlight. This integrates the property with the outdoors, causing the cabin to age in conjunction with the surrounding landscape over time.

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

The Best Stove Ever!

"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

First Small Stove Installation

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

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"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

It's Brilliant!

"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

Just to Say Thank You!

"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

The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"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

Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"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

Absolutely Delighted!

"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

Our Pride And Joy!

"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

Fantastic!

"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

Brilliant Product!

"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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