Wood stoves and Montreal

The past couple of weeks have been rather quiet on the tiny house front.  My tiny house plans have not been completely left alone, I have made the order for my siding, rented a truck to go pick up my trailer (next weekend), contacted the provincial vehicle registration authority (the SAAQ – we are very fond of acronyms in Québec) and spend a good amount of time thinking about my heat source.  I have been debating whether or not I want to use a wood stove with the Kimberly stove being a front-runner, or a propane heater such as the Dickinson Marine Heater.  The Kimberley stove is efficient, doesn’t take up much space compared to other wood stoves, and is an expensive option.  The Dickinson doesn’t need to be babysat, has an even smaller footprint and when I went to the Tumbleweed workshop in Boston, we toured a tiny house that had wintered in New Hampshire and the feedback was that the Dickinson had not heated the house sufficiently for the climate.  So the Kimberley has been winning out, the cost seems worth it, I want to be able to live in my house year round.

This week, it was reported in the news that the City of Montreal is in the process of creating a bylaw to ban wood stoves in the city limits by 2020.  Fantastic.  I am building my tiny house in a demerged city on the Island of Montreal, so in this doesn’t affect me at present, but it could in the future.  Fun!

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3 thoughts on “Wood stoves and Montreal”

  1. Hmmm… I suppose wood stove bans are something to think about as I get closer to choosing a location for my tiny house (it will have a little Waterford wood stove in it)– I’m glad you’re in a place where the bans won’t affect you for now!

    1. I have a feeling wood stoves are going to be an issue in larger cities with denser populations. When you live on top of your neighbours, wood smoke becomes less enjoyable. Have you started your build yet?

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