Heating a tiny house in winter requires some research. You need to know how much heat you need, and if your furnace or heater will be enough. Also, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck when buying an appliance.
The original Very Small Woodstoves are made by Jotul in Norway. These wood stoves are found mostly in cottages or cabins in the woods. Their good looks are highlighted because they are so small. You could easily set up fireplaces in your cabin, if you wanted.
Tiny stoves are used for boats. They are usually made of cast iron and ceramic and are so cute and charming, people think about buying a boat just so they need one!
Jay Shafer uses propane fireplaces in his tiny house. He says that this fireplace is ideal for boats up to 32 feet long. The combustion process is isolated from the inside of your boat by the unique, direct vent design. A built in blower provides good heat distribution. The heater is safe, easy to use, and very economical.
There are many small electric heat units that will work very well in your tiny house, including these two examples available at your local Wal-Mart. These electric heaters cost much less money than the other options. If you have access to electricity, this may be your cheapest option.
Electric heaters provide more comfort than other types of heat. Wood heaters are too hot for most people, but they do work well if you want to heat up your whole house. Gas heaters are very efficient and can be used to heat up a large part of your house. Propane heaters are great for heating up smaller areas.
The purpose of this section is to give some ideas on how to heat your new tiny space. It does not matter if you live in a big or small space, you will need to keep warm and cozy during the winter months.
Mark is a contributor and author at FindTinyHouse.com. He loves exploring tiny houses and sharing his experiences and ideas. Mark lives in a tiny house himself and enjoys inspiring people to live simply.