I ought to have mentioned that this is a temporary set-up to get me out of the hated apartment. In spring I will move the container to its forever location but don't want to do this now as it requires concrete piers, engineer, final insulation decision, details, blah blah blah. Here is the topic for my temp container set-up. Temporary Container Living Set-up Suggestions?
A berm may be a good idea once it's in its permanent place. I am thinking of setting a storage container on the windward side of the house container. Tarps I'm sure would be a nightmare because of the noise they will cause in the wind. Unless you've lived on the plains or are a sailor you might not know how obnoxious a constant 15-22mph wind is.
I looked up barrel stove kits and parts on amazon and it looks like it would cost $190 for barrel, shipping, kit, not including a grate or stovepipe. Then there is the whole cutting a barrel in an upstairs apartment...
If anyone has time to look at the stoves in the original post here and comment on or suggest one I'd be grateful. I will keep the stove even after I have electricity (because we just had an ice storm and some in Oklahoma had no electricity for two weeks!!) but it will be taking up valuable real estate inside the 160sf container.
William Bronson, can you direct me to a picture of two tees with caps in case this will work with a regular wood stove? I'm not understanding what you mean.
Douglas Alpenstock, thanks for the advice about tiny stoves and short wood. I don't have a woodpile at all so it's probably easier to buy regular size wood.
I'm grateful to you all for your suggestions.