Re: wood stove heat
My cabin is approx 24 x 40. We have one large living room at one end, kitchen with a loft in the middle, then a bedroom and bathroom in the front. The cabin was built up(added additions) along the way to get to today. So, I have a wall between the kitchen and living room, and a wall between the kitchen and bedroom area. Floors not well insulated, nor the crawl space above the bedroom. The prior owner used styrofoam which is useless. Anyway, we have electric baseboard throughout, but rarely used do to cost. The kitchen has a 60kBTU propane heater which rocks. It's perfect in the spring and fall when you need just a little heat to knock off the chill. The living room has a large, old wood stove. We use this for additional heat during the winter and works really well. It doesn't have much air control for dampening(I'm thinking of upgrading). Also, we replaced a wood stove with the propane unit simply because folks would have a few beers after a long day, and nobody bothered to wake up in the middle of the night to keep the fire going. But everyone would complain the camp was too cold in the morning.