Installing a tiny stove in a tiny home

Installing a WoodStove in a Tiny Home Bunkie

  1. Anchoring the woodburning stove to the floor of your tiny home.
  2. Installing a direct air system for your wood burning stove.
  3. Installing the flue system.

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  1. Anchoring your wood burning stove to the floor.

If you are installing your woodburning stove into any vehicle, boat, wagon or location that is going to move in some way then it is a good idea to anchor your woodburner to the floor. This can be done by

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  • Drilling and positioning a chemical fixing of an anchor bolt which the stove can be connected to, or
  • Drilling through the floor and positioning a bolt right through with a washer and nut. The method depends on the access you have to the nut. The pictures show method two and in this case the hearth was also anchored by drilling through it and the floor of the tiny home as one.

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We have prepared a helpful pdf guide to anchoring your Hobbit stove down.
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  1. Installing a direct air system.
the tools needed to install the flexible hose and pipe through the cavity wall.

the tools needed to install the flexible hose and pipe through the cavity wall. Completing the outside arrangement with a wired louvered cowl

The Hobbit stove comes with the additional option of a direct air system. This additional air box, which is located at the rear of the stove, allows fresh air, from outside, to be piped directly to the stove whilst maintaining independent control of both the primary and secondary airflow. There are many advantages to be gained from using direct air and this is an essential feature when considering installing a woodstove in an airtight vehicle, caravan, RV or shepherds hut.

Read the reviews of our Direct Air box feedback from customers

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We used an 80mm flexible metal hose mounted between the stove direct air box and a 80 to 100mm adaptor connected to a 100mm solid pipe which exited through the wall to a slatted vent cover.

The Hobbit defra approved small multi fuel stove

The Hobbit is a small multi fuel stove that is perfect for installing into a tiny home. It has compact proportions but will still take a 9″ log. It has excellent burn rate control and cleanburning ‘smoke ‘exempt’ efficiency. The Hobbit is available a s a standard or SE version and is suitable for a wide range of applications where heat is needed but space is at a premium.

The Hobbit is a small multi fuel stove that is perfect for installing into a tiny home. It has compact proportions but will still take a 9″ log. It has excellent burn rate control and cleanburning ‘smoke ‘exempt’ efficiency. The Hobbit is available a s a standard or SE version and is suitable for a wide range of applications where heat is needed but space is at a premium.

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  1. Installing a flue system

Here is a link to the post relating to the installation of the roof flashing.

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View an interactive virtual tour of the Bunkie

Salamander Stoves – The Home of The Hobbit Small Stove

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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