Efficient Wood Burning Stoves for Undercanvas Dome Tents


People looking to purchase a dome tent shelter inevitably ask the question about how to safely heat their dome home. Since it’s not a one-size fits all, this calls for a deeper dive to explore some efficient tent stove types  – wood burning stoves for undercanvas tents.

Can you put a wood burning stove in a dome tent?

The short answer is ‘YES’. These days, wood burning stoves for undercanvas dome tents are specifically designed by manufacturers for safety and efficiency. A good wood burning stove can warm your tent up in no time.

Recently, the demand for undercanvas recreational glamping, adventure basecamps and off-grid tiny home shelters has given rise to the manufacture of a wide variety of safe and efficient heat sources. Tent stoves offer various characteristics and features –  shapes and sizes to accommodate numerous uses.

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With a bay window, round window, insulative liner, woodstove, and two doors, this dome is ready for the 4 seasons

Types of Stoves for Undercanvas Dome Home Tents

Below are five types of stoves for heating your dome home: the energy efficient rocket stove, pellet, wood, masonry and gas. They may look similar but differ in environmental impact.

Rocket Stove Technology –There’s always a better way to heat your dome home. Developed by Dr. Larry Winiarsky, the rocket stove combustion technology of an efficient and hot burning stove can be used for cooking and heating. Using small chunks of wood or wood chips that are readily available, rocket stove field tests, demonstrated 18 to 35 percent less fuel use compared to traditional stoves – along with, a noticeable reduction in emissions.

Pellet Stoves – burn cleanly and efficiently. The pellets are made from cardboard, compressed sawdust and other wood and agricultural by-products that are more expensive than wood.

Wood stoves – now feature improved safety and energy efficiency. They produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood than older models. Many dome owners also connect radiant heat from the wood stove into the floor through water piping.

Masonry stoves – have long been popular in Europe. They are wood burning, large, free-standing fireplaces with a closeable firebox. The mass of the heater slowly warms up and radiates warmth into the room. They are much more efficient than fireplaces and radiate an even amount of heat over a long period of time. One heating typically lasts for hours. They have relatively low emissions because of their high operating temperatures.

Gas stoves – provide the clean burning efficiency of natural gas. You’ll enjoy the warmth and look of a fire without the pollution. Word of caution – prior to purchasing, it pays to do your homework relevant to safety and building codes.

Wood Burning Stove Installation Basics

Optional dome home packages include metal vent flashing and pipe cap for wood burning stove installation. The 8” diameter double-wall piping will run from your stove through the flashing and rise above your dome to perfectly shield the dome’s roof according to safety standards.

If you are using the wood flooring plans provided with the purchase of your dome, it’s recommended that you install a rock or sand hearth to set your stove on. You’ll want to read and follow manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes prior to installing your stove.

What’s the most efficient way to heat an undercanvas dome tent? (1:57 min)

A charming, compact wood burning stove coupled with the unique air circulation qualities of your dome home will create a cozy and comfortable haven. Safe and efficient wood stoves emit minimal air pollution, burning less wood and releasing less soot into your chimney! This is great news for the lungs of the you and your neighbors.

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Client needs are unique. Pacific Domes always recommends doing your own online research prior to purchasing a wood burning stove for your undercanvas dome home. Our friendly Customer Support is happy to answer your questions!