Barrel heaters are a perfect way to provide heat to an off-grid home and to cook food. You can build a single-barrel heater or even a double-barrel heater as a DIY project. All you need to do is review a few ways to build your own barrel heaters before starting the project.
Your next step is to find one or more barrels you can use when you are ready to start the project. The best option is to find any metal 55-gallon barrel or a similar container that is made of metal.
Many ways are available to build your own barrel heaters depending on what you have available. The cost of the build is also a lot less than buying a prefabricated wood burning stove.
3. Build a Barrel Stove (Wood Heater) for Under $60.00
8. Barrel Stove Kit (PDF)
12. The DIY 55 Gal Cook Top Woodstove
15. Sawdust Stove