|Photo from ErnieandErica.info|
A rocket mass heater is an innovative and efficient space-heating system developed from the rocket stove and the masonry heater, and one that is gaining popularity in natural buildings and within permaculture designs.
|This schematic details the inner dimensions of a Rocket Mass Heater (from the book Rocket Mass Heaters: super efficient woodstoves you can build (and snuggle up to) by Ianto Evans and Leslie Jackson)|
This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead branches that fall off the trees in their yard. And they burn so clean, that a lot of sneaky people are using them illegally, in cities, without detection. Click here to get the full rundown.
Recommended Reading: Rocket Mass Heaters: Super Efficient Woodstoves You Can Build (and Snuggle Up To)