Wood Burning Cookstoves

Great selection of wood cookstoves. I like these 2 because you can see the fire.

We bought a soapstone stove from Vermont Castings (not with an oven) over 30 years ago and it’s been a wonderful (and our only) source of heat ever since. These days I’d go for an oven.

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Sent us by Irene Tukuafu

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

6 Responses to Wood Burning Cookstoves

  1. We have had two older Vermont Castings, one was the small cast iron I bought used in the 90's and the other, the Resolute, I inherited with our house. I hated both of them. They both smoked. That said I really like the one in the bottom photo a lot since we cook on our wood stove whenever the fire is going. Another reason not to like the V.C., they are lousy to cook on. Currently we are using an old Morso, also inherited, which is a fine stove.

  2. I'm still doing "research' on wood burning stoves. I looked up "MORSO" stoves and they are also beautiful and been in business for YEARS. they look expensive. I just love the first stove and maybe put one like this in the kitchen for the WINTERS here in Illinois. whew, it's cold. ONE degree right now. burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsville.

  3. Irene, a good way to buy a stove is used which unfortunately means you are subject to what is available. The Thrifty Nickel or Craigslist would be the way to go. Just be sure not to buy the stove that somebody else hated. Good luck.

  4. Love your wood stoves! I'm working on an invention called the Humid-i-Fire that would look great on your stoves. It is a fountain and humidifier that operates on top of wood or gas stoves with no batteries or power cord. I've started a 30 day Kickstarter campaign to test the market and would love to know what your readers think about the product.

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