Tiny stoves for tiny homes

Tiny Stoves in Tiny Homes…

As the interest in tiny homes grows so then does the interest in tiny stoves. Whilst some tiny homes maybe just too small to install a woodburning stove, others find that incorporating a woodstove gives them a solution to heating and cooking in an off-grid scenario. The Hobbit stove has been incorporated in tiny house builds already but it looks as if with the increasing popularity of tiny homes maybe our tiny stove will be incorporated in many many more!

Tiny House Nation

small-stoves-living-roomTiny House Nation is a new TV show for Channel 4, which follows people who are trading in their normal life for one spent living in a tiny home! This is normally a house built on a trailer so it can be towed around from place to place. In many ways it is a reinvention of the caravan but with added style and aesthetic. Each show follows a particular tiny home build from start to finish and could give you the inspiration to go and build your own.

I was amazed when I saw this show was on the TV here as our Hobbit stove found a home in a Tiny House Nation build in a recent episode from Chattanooga. The tiny house named ‘Wind River Bungalow’ is the inspiration of Travis and Brittany who started this tiny home adventure and hope to take it from home to community by building this dream for others on a commercial basis. 204 square feet of a new approach to life. Rejecting the monetary ball and chain and endless consumption for a simple life combining small pleasures with the freedom a mortgage free life entails. They installed a Hobbit stove with a garden room flue kit No.2. The picture was taken before the stove was actually installed and all of the shielding is not in place. With the shielding the stove will be able to sit 200 mm 8″ from the wall, without shielding, the distance to combustibles is 400 mm 16″. The single skin flue pipe should also be 3x its diameter away from combustibles ( 3 x 100 mm = 300 mm 12″) or to run it closer the combustible wall needs to be shielded.

In the US this popular show has now been running for several seasons and has seen the tiny home movement gather even more momentum . The advantage they have over us Brits is the vastness of their country. It is all well and good building a tiny home and installing a tiny stove but you still need somewhere to park. A set of wheels, as with shepherds huts, can sometimes side step the planning restrictions. With the every spiraling cost of houses is it any wonder that young people will try anything to try and fashion themselves a tiny home they can call their own. Here is my effort at building one.


small-spaces-with-small-stoves-salamander-stovesThe tiny home movement is evidence that more and more people are choosing to live tiny and live lightly for both economic and environmental reasons. Maybe you cannot afford or do not have the skill to build a tiny home but that does not mean you cannot still follow this more enriching road. One exponent of this living lightly attitude, which in my opinion is to be admired is Nick Petersen and his family who live in an airstream trailer, you can follow their story by visiting their website www.livingligthly.com

Click here to Watch the “Tiny House Nation” show on Channel4

Tiny House Nation have many shows, all featuring small builds – Tiny House Nation Episodes – FYI Network

In “Tiny House Nation,” renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and the inventive people who live in them, as well as help new families design and construct their own mini-dream home in a space no larger than 500 square feet.


For more information about Travis and Brittany’s tiny home adventure have a look at some of the articles below

Further interest and reading on Tiny Homes in general.

Inspirational tiny homes to get you thinking about downsizing and living lightly.

Information and inspiration about Tiny houses in the UK

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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 Review 10

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

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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?


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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."


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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."


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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

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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!"


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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

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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!"


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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!"


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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

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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

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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!"

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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!"



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