In our quest to become ever-more self-sustainable and wean ourselves off of dependence on others, we are constantly looking for ways to cut costs. By this time next year, we hope to be living almost totally self-sustainably and one of the things we will be purchasing is this: a pot belly wood-burning stove. It takes care of heating and cooking. This one is rated to heat 800 sq ft but a gentleman commented saying that it heats his 2000 sq ft home with no problem.