More ideas from Sarolta
Between two rooms or on an inside wall is the best placement for a single story home.  At the stair base for a two story - for the stairs to wrap around it.    Can have a wood burning baking oven on the other side of it.  or warming 'oven' alcove built in to it the way it is.    Would be great between  tub and bed, or kitchen and den - sunny window, heated bench, warm blanket, book ... NAP TIME!

Traditional Russian Fireplace labyrinthine brickwork, one of the earliest forms of masonry stove. They are substantially more efficient than open fires, but with limited air regulation waste a lot of heat up the flue when the fire is out.

rocket mass heater

THIS WOULD BE PERFECT IN MY NEW MEXICO HOME.DIY rocket stove - "Rocket stove technology can heat a home with less wood than a conventional wood stove. So little, that many homes are heated with nothing but tree trimmings that come out of a small yard.