Rocket stoves & mass heaters articles

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Nov
5
2017
Sophie Paterson

Historically heating: forgotten ways to keep warm this winter

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With winter on the way and inspired by a recent visit to the Weald & Downland Museum, Sophie Paterson explores a selection of historical personal heating methods. Could they be adopted in homes today? Read more …

May
16
2017
Dane Beckett

The pros and cons of burning different types of wood for heating

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Burning wood is a highly sustainable and environmentally friendly heating method. Burning wood on a high efficiency stove can create less CO2 than letting the same wood rot on the floor of a forest. Read more …

Oct
6
2016
Dave Darby

The power of doing things ourselves using recycled materials: the Permaculture Book of DIY

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This is a radical new book – not because the ideas within it are going to change the world, but because it contains funky little DIY projects that could make a lot of people think ‘hey, I’ve always wanted one of those, but was put off by the cost – but actually, I could do it myself’. Read more …

Aug
27
2016
Tyler Linden

Why do Americans have a different attitude to Brits when it comes to using trees as a renewable resource?

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We’ve noticed from comments on our blogs and on social media that environmentally-conscious Americans have a slightly different attitude to using trees as a renewable resource – whether for firewood or for timber – than that prevalent in the UK. Read more …

Jul
13
2015
Steve Byrne

How I built a rocket mass heater in our timber-frame classroom

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When I built our timber framed classroom last year, one of the concerns was how best to heat it. We are entirely reliant on woodfuel here, and a regular woodburner was going to make a big dent in our precious wood pile. Read more …

Aug
14
2014
Dave Darby

What low-impacters are up to around the country: Meadow Forge

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Nestled in, part way down the side of a beautiful valley in Devon, is probably the most interesting, bonkers, chaotic and inspiring workshop I’ve ever been in. Housed inside what was once an open cow shed, this is where long-standing network member, Dean Aggett, Read more …

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