While the temperature drops, we have been waiting with baited breath to see how our home holds up.
With two cat’s and a dog we want to ensure they don’t turn into popsicles. Yes, we have a backup plan. There are people within the vicinity who can stop by and heat things up.
So far, so good.
Regardless of the temperature outside, our house sits at 15°C while we are away. We light a fire in the morning and the evening. That being said, we light a serious fire. I can never get enough heat so cranking it up to 30°C is not a problem. My partner isn’t as much of a fan. The loft gets even hotter at night but he sleeps like the dead. No harm there. Our cats also love it. They lay on the stairs next to the stove or perch on the beam above it.
The “house” we purchased was essentially a makeshift camper that we have gutted and rebuilt. We would have preferred a marine stove but decided to stick with the one that was already installed. I can’t tell you if it throws more or less heat because I have no frame of reference. All I know is that this one packs a punch.
In other news..
I’ve had some fun making DIY firestarters. By shredding crayons, collecting lint, and mixing in some sawdust these were born:
They are good to have on hand when we are feeling lazy.
They may not look pretty, but they burn for quite a while. These puppies burn for about 7 minutes each. The next ones will have a longer burn time once I adjust the ratio’s.
So far, we are having a good time. Wish us luck.
-The Copper House