So I have an older (1915), wood framed house. The basement is only about 5'6" high in most areas and walls are stone.
Someone did pour a concrete floor at some point but it is rustic, shall we say.
For this, and other reasons, I don't feel comfortable building a rocketmass heater in presently.
I was thinking about composting in the basement over the winter to augment our heating, and perhaps even building a small room to act as a chimney of sorts to direct the heat to the upper levels of the house.
(I sort of want the basement to stay cool to keep veggies)
Anyone doing anything similar or have suggestions or can point me to plans?