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.
fireplace surrounded by sculpted cob - a mixture of clay, sand & straw - that absorbs the heat from the fire and stays warm long after the fire is done burning. Much more efficient than a regular fireplace (which can have a net cooling effect).
I absolutely love this. Reminds me of an adobe bubble house I saw in an article many years ago. Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes : Architectural Digest. Probably for my future little house in Europe.