100,000 Fans EcoZoom Stove Contest

EcoZoom Versa

Contest is over!

The Tiny House Blog just reached a major milestone on our Facebook Fan Page located here: https://www.facebook.com/TinyHouseBlog of 100,000 fans! I want to share this exciting event with you by offering you a contest with the winner winning a Ecozoom Versa stove a $110 value that I have had the opportunity to test. Disclaimer: it is slightly used and is a wonderful stove.

The Zoom Versa offers the flexibility to cook with wood, charcoal, or solid biomass fuel in a rugged and durable design. The versatility of the stove makes it your perfect outdoor cooking stove for almost any need.

 The Versa is Ecozoom’s most popular model in the United States and makes for a great camping, patio, or emergency preparedness cooking solution. A fully insulated vertical combustion chamber forces gases to mix with flames when in use, decreasing harmful emissions while boasting tremendous fuel efficiency. The combustion chamber and top door insulation is lined with a refractory metal to provide ultimate durability. You can learn more about Ecozoom by clicking here.

To enter the contest simply write in the Comment Section below and tell me how you would use the stove. On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 I will announce the winner. The winner will be chosen using Randomizer where I will enter how many people entered and it will choose one randomly. I will then contact you and ship the stove pictured below to you. Good luck and thank you for your continued support here at the Tiny House Blog.

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David Brightbill - May 23, 2014

If I win the stove, it will live in my outdoor kitchen and be taken on road trips to music festivals.

russ ford - May 23, 2014

I would use it for family cooking on trips, no, not cooking the family, but cooking for the family using locally available and scavenged combustibles. In the Great Pacific Northwest, there are lots of places to pick up leftovers from logging operations and from the many landscapers that are having to pay to get rid of prunings.

Hank - May 23, 2014

Goodbye, stovetop. NO twig will be safe. Any day that the weather let me, it would be used for anything that the stovetop did. As well, it would help me learn about rocket-fuel heat-flow and efficiency. This company also makes an interesting version with a chimney to allow for removal of smoke from the cooking area . . . I hope some day they develop one for indoor use, but this version is the one that I would want to try first regardless to learn, to use and to get to know the concepts. Still in the planning stages for my tiny house, I have had my eye on this little cooker for a long time as a possible part of my new lifestyle.

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Eleanor Hayes - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove outside my tiny house on wheels which I have yet to purchase/build. Thank you very much for the opportunity and for all you do.

Loralea Glenn - May 23, 2014

I am at the very beginning of having a Tiny Smart House built for me here in Corvallis, Oregon. This is a dream come true. I have lived on boats, in my van, closets… tiny spaces! Well, the closets were actually rather large as closets go. I have learned a lot from Tiny House Blog and love looking at the photos… Thank you for sharing. The stove looks like most tiny homes: Efficient, smartly designed, and well, small! Cheers.

Victoria Williams - May 23, 2014

I am in the process of having a small home built in the woods and this stove would be a great addition to my plan of more outdoor living.

Nancy Vogt - May 23, 2014

This stove would be used at my daughter’s new home on a lovely 4 acre site that includes a pond, a meadow, 15 chickens and 4 fabulous kids. Thanks for this opportunity.

russ scott - May 23, 2014

Great for pan frying freshly caught fish 🙂

Annette - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove to put into a planned small house. I would also consider this a valuable survival tool for the future as well. Does anyone really need much more then this? I don’t understand small home communities aren’t larger in number and why more and more people aren’t realizing simplicity in life may be the key to things changing in the world.

Donna Fulkerson - May 23, 2014

A slightly used stove would fit perfectly in a slightly used tiny house. We built our “Great” camp on 10 acres in the Adirondacks as a kind of wooden tent that we could visit often without so much time setting up and taking down. 12′ x 20′ and very spacious for our family. (It also avoids second home taxes with its compactness and lack of plumbing). We use a solar panel for lights, but could use a nice stove for those days when the campfire is a drag.

Ron Mc Duffee - May 23, 2014

I would love to use the stove for both camping and for home use. The size makes it easy to travel to multiple locations with ease.

Diane Glogovcsan - May 23, 2014

I would use the woostove as emergency cookstove during power outages. I’d also use it start my outdoor summer kitchen, so I’m not running the air conditioner to compensate for cooking inside.

Cap Pellom - May 23, 2014

We are a retired couple in the Florida panhandle and this stove looks like a better choice for us and it would be a life saver during hurricane season. I have been a fan for a few years now, keep up the good work.

Jani - May 23, 2014

I enjoy reading your blog for inspiration. We are preparing to move to a 400 sq. ft. home, that will be very well insulated. This stove will allow us to do the majority of our summer cooking outside, therefore keeping the house cooler. Thank you for your inspirational articles!

James Todd - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove to cook while in my base camp or when canoe camping.

Leigh reeves - May 23, 2014

I would use it as I camp and travel from Yellowstone to Yosimite

careyleah - May 23, 2014

I live on an island in Maine, where campfires are discouraged. This would be a great stove to use in place of a riskier firepit or campfire–and still be able to cook outside.

Bonnie Ellis - May 23, 2014

I live on the Brazos river and we have huge parties all year round practically and this would work O so well next to the smoker pit!
I love my everyday newsletter I get! Thanks

Barbara J - May 23, 2014

I’m moving back to the woods … tried suburbia and just not going to work for me. This would be my stove for the most part … might take it on canoe trips too. Love it … efficient and excellent design!

michelle - May 23, 2014

This is awesome. I like the size, affordability and its practical! This would be ideal for me especially when we lose power in the winter!

Paul Muth - May 23, 2014

I work with children and teens through our local 4-H. This would be a great addition for our overnight camping and retreat campfires. It would let me take my wok! Kids love food, but don’t understand the basics and teaching them to cook over a fire really gets them thinking.

Judy McCormick - May 23, 2014

This would fit in well with our outdoor activities. Keeping a usable heat source contained and secure.

Heather carr - May 23, 2014

Hello! I’d use the stove at the cottage/camping when we go with our entire extended family. 🙂

Mechthild - May 23, 2014

i would use ponderosa pine cones to cook myself oat meal!

Frank Snyder - May 23, 2014

How would I use the stove? Cooking on my fall and winter fishing trips and of course during emergencies!

Bradford Kenney - May 23, 2014

This stove would be great for emergency situations at home. We live in a wooded area so there would be plenty of fuel. It would also be enjoyable to use out back by the pool. I can see the pile of branches and brush that come down every winter or after storms being put to good use. I also enjoy camping from my canoe. Although somewhat large and I do try to travel light, I am becoming interested in primitive camping and it would be great not to have to carry volatile and toxic fuel with me.

Debra - May 23, 2014

at this point camping is what its main course of reason would be. once I gather all the appliances for the Tiny house I am planning I’d most likely use it as a main source of indoor cooking too.

Mike Tabony - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove to cook outdoors in the summer to help keep my house cool. To save energy our house is not air conditioned and during hot weather cooking adds significantly to the heat inside. With the Ecozoom I could also use wood (I have a big wood lot.) to cook with, saving even more electricity.

Jan - May 23, 2014

I would cook outside on the really hot days this summer so I don’t add heat to the inside of my house. I would also like to have the zoom on hand for emergency use if the power goes out.

Walt Barrett - May 23, 2014

Hi Kent,
Congratulations on reaching number 100,000. I also wanted to tell you that I purchased one of those stoves to use as a mini boiler for my steam water pump. It is a great stove. I also grow bamboo to use as fuel.
All the best,

Mark lusardi - May 23, 2014

I do a lot of outdoor cooking with my boy scouts, and I love to show them how to cook using more efficient products. The other leaders love using propane and have gotten away from the traditional method of resourcefulness. I have seen your product and it would be great to show use this during some of the major camp outs. I also like to bring a stove along when I teach Raku pottery events so we can have a nice home cooked meal during at lunch and a great treat near the end of the day.

Gayle Schreiber - May 23, 2014

I will use the stove as I begin my full time RV adventures in my tiny new camper trailer!

AP - May 23, 2014

I would use the Zoom Versa on my camping trips to southwestern Virginia. I have a small parcel of land near Smith Mountain Lake that I really enjoy camping, hunting, fishing and just plain ‘ol getting away from the city for an extended weekend. It would be great for preparing what we catch or hunt while there. Thanks.

Hamp Pridgen - May 23, 2014

Our family has a pond house, (tiny house ~900 sq ft) that was a country store, built in early 1900’s moved and is a family, (Mom, Dad, kids, grand kids and great grand kids) gathering place. We often have fish fries and would use this stove as we have lots of pecan trees that loose limbs that could supply the fuel.

Rob Coleman - May 23, 2014

Kent that is an awesome stove! I love rocket stoves,and would love the versatility of using a variety of fuels. I would use it every chance I got. I live in the south and without air conditioning. In the summer months cooking inside really heats up the living space,so this stove would accompany the outside grill nicely. Love the Tiny House movement and living simply. I always look forward to getting E mail from the Tiny House Blog.


george kimes - May 23, 2014

I bought a small lot off grid to retire on. I will have to cook simply and have a compost toilet etc. This is a financial necessity as my town is too expensive to live in when I retire in two to six years. I am clearing land to pull a small used trailer on. Camp out and work during vacation time and 3 day weekends is the plan so I could use that stove part time now and full time soon. I live in anchorage and my lot is about 12 miles north of kenai. I follow your blog to learn what I can do to build cheap and live cheap. Social security check is all I will have. Thanks for the good information. George.

Rob Urbanek - May 23, 2014

I am just now starting to build my tiny house in a less conventional way. It won’t be mobile but I will convert a small grain silo into a livable cabin. This stove will be the perfect addition to provide a little extra heat along with the convenience and versatility of multiple fuel sources.

J E Jones - May 23, 2014

I would use the Versa at my daughter’s off grid cabin instead of the whole-house heating wood cookstove.

Theresa - May 23, 2014

We have a spot on the river bluffs and will build a tiny cabin and use the stove to cook our dinners!

Phillip Fuester - May 23, 2014

I would use the Ecozoom to learn to cook using an alternative stove. I’ve never used a camping-like stove so a great opportunity to learn. Awesome contest and congrats on the 100,000 fans!

Sherry Coffey - May 23, 2014

When we married 8 yrs ago, my husband and I received a barbeque from my brother and my sister. 8 years later and the barbeque is toast. We would use the EcoZoom stove for cooking outdoors in summer when it is too hot and too beautiful to be indoors. If this contest is not open to Canadians, you should ignore this entry though, as I am in New Brunswick, Canada.

Beth - May 23, 2014

This would be so great to use when a camp site is not available. I do my best cooking over a wood fire. Perfect for on the go in our little house we are building. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

Charlotte - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for backyard cookouts with my family. Perfect for warm summer nights!

miriam - May 23, 2014

Would use stove to cook aftera hurrican power outtage which seem to happen more frequently in summers.

Mimi - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove to cook my meals every day, outside, so I wouldn’t need to heat up our home in the hot summers. Love the look of this stove, too.

Wanda Psutka - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove in my retreat centre. I have been looking for a compact, easy to use stove.

Cathi Belcher - May 23, 2014

Good morning! I am an innkeeper in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where I have been providing nurturing and hospitality for my guests for over 10 years. I also offer workshops for women on the coast of Maine. However, I occasionally need to be replenished myself, and I do this by going out into nature to find peace and solitude. I like to stay in a tipi and a little stove like this would be just the ticket to meet my needs on slightly extended stays, not to mention a wonderful teaching tool when I give workshops on self sufficiency to women. And then on a very practical note, I serve breakfast here at our lodge for our guests, and when the occasional power outage occurs, I am stranded! This would be the coolest thing for the Lodge Lady to come to the rescue and show a large group of people how to cope when everyone else is ‘stranded’. Thank you very much for the opportunity to be in your drawing. Best of luck to you, and have a great day!

Jess K - May 23, 2014

I would use it to cook outside instead of inside during the summer months to keep my utility bills lower.

Joseph humphrey - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove to cook in my outside kitchen to save on my propane.

Christopher May - May 23, 2014

Since I live on the Gulf Coast… We have to remained prepared for Hurricane Season which is fast approaching. Having lived through several named storms… This piece of gear is essential to remaining self-sufficient in times of chaos. During these times neighbors, family, and friends join together and share whatever resources are available. This stove would assure that everyone could have a hot meal when all other means of power have been exhausted.

Andrew - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove at our off grid camp. It would be really helpful to have a wood burning camp stove. thanks

lora winebarger - May 23, 2014

every day use

Austin - May 23, 2014

I would use this little stove to make skillet fried chicken outside of my class C tiny home.
It’s one of the few dishes that I just can’t safely prepare indoors, and as a Chef from the south, that has to change. This stove could help me bring some home fried chicken to the dinner table again.
Thanks a bunch, I look forward to your posts.

CURT H MOORE - May 23, 2014

I built a small shepards wagon for camping. Eco Zoom Stove would be a great
addition. Nothing better then fresh cowboy coffee while watching the sun rise.

Sara Conrad - May 23, 2014

I have a tiny house and I would love to win this stove. Congratulations on 100 000 fans! Well deserved.

Lynn - May 23, 2014

I would use it for my studio to keep me warm when I do my stained glass projects.

Pat Haley - May 23, 2014

wow! what a stove – i have been looking for one for disaster preparedness and patio use for may son and his fiance – a fantastic engagement present. thank you

Becky Brown - May 23, 2014

With a stove like his, we could have more cookouts, invite the family here… instead of eating out!

vicki - May 23, 2014

I am a full time rver and a camping and outdoor finatic. This is my lifestyle. I first saw this stove advertised on this blog and loved it I just haven’t had the extra cash to purchase one. Thanks!

Cynthia Schlosser - May 23, 2014

I envision this stove cooking wonderful happy meals for friends out under the leafy boughs of trees in nature. What a wonderful invention! Thank you for your wonderful site….for all you share with us out here! Much love, Cynthia

Jonathan - May 23, 2014

What a great little stove! I would use it for camping trips up into the George Washington national forest!

Susan P. - May 23, 2014

I would cook dinner for my family without heating up my whole house. I would learn how to cook in bulk.

Sandy Harrington - May 23, 2014

We have sixteen acres of Adirondack wilderness in upstate New York. My husband and I will continue to keep it forever wild. We like to spend time there especially overnights. Small tent, sleeping bags and the sounds of nature all around us is our idea of a get away. This wonderful Ecozoom Stove would be perfect not just for us to use but, a wonderful piece of wilderness living to pass on for generations. Our property has been handed down for generations and will continue to be for years to come.

Bob Ratcliff - May 23, 2014

We have a 100+ year old little 10′ X 12’rock house located behind the main house. I’ve searched high and low for a solid design that’s also financially practical. Our goal has been to freshen our tiny house and thanks to the Tiny House Blog and now thanks this logically designed stove, it’s time we get started. Emergency preparedness is a real concern of ours hence we’ve already gotten into buying dehydrated food – but they require hot water. Meanwhile I still need to heat the little house. Why hasn’t someone else come up with something this logical and that’s priced within our before now?. Congratulations to a company that’s both designed a GREAT stove while at the same time making it affordable for the average older couple.

David Bamford - May 23, 2014

We will use the stove as we camp about looking for a piece of land for our tiny house project.

Sara H. - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for camping trips! It would also be great to have as an emergency back-up, like for power outages. Congrats on 100,000 fans!

Judy - May 23, 2014

Our granddaughter has reached the age of 4 and we feel she is ready to start camping with us this summer!The ECOZoom stove would be a great companion to our tent camping in terms of it’s ease of use and portability!

ray - May 23, 2014

The Eco Zoom stove will replace my rocket stove for outdoor cooking. As I live in hurricane territory the ability to cook and purify water in a grid down situation is mandatory. The Eco Zoom is much more efficient than my all steel rocket stove and I am very much looking forward to using it on a regular basis.

Ronald R Reike - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for emergencies like a power outage

thomas noone - May 23, 2014

Great little unit. This would be perfect for a heat source to run a water distilation system.

Susan - May 23, 2014

Great design – be sure to watch the video on their site about the Rwanda project. I’d use my stove for camping, and as I hope to eventually live off the grid – for daily use.

Sarah Kellum - May 23, 2014

I would use it on a camping/road trip.

Gail - May 23, 2014

Would certainly come in handy in North Carolina when we have our winter ice storms and we loose power for days!

Linda - May 23, 2014

cooking outdoors at cabin site

Connee - May 23, 2014

I frequently lose power where I live due to gale force winds. I would use this stove to cook meals on the patio during those power outages. I lost power for 4 days during the last power outage so this stove could have been very helpful since the power lines were across my driveway and entire front yard for the four days preventing me from leaving to get to a restaurant for a hot meal. I also wonder if this stove could become useful during maple syrup time when I tap my maple trees and boil the sap to make maple syrup.
Thank you for this opportunity!

Brad Clarke - May 23, 2014

I would give the stove to my daughter who is living “small” right now but not in her own place. She is so thoughtful of everyone else that she seldom thinks of herself and would love this stove.

Keith Gilbert - May 23, 2014

As a teepee camper I see this stove as a perfect solution for a living situation with overhead ventilation and economy in action where fuel are concerned…clearly small wood, buffalo/cow chips (dried shit) would burn in it just fine and to good effect and being small it will pack easily with my other gear…at 75 this is all very important; the small size and light weight are an added bonus.

lucy bobb - May 23, 2014

looks like it’d be great for camp cooking … with less fire hazard

Sara - May 23, 2014

ThIs stove would be a great addition to my camping and emergency preparedness gear. I would use it on trips to cape cod, family picnics (and probably side by side with the BBQ!). The house I live in is fairly isolated, and likely to have power outages in the winter. This little beauty would give me a lot of peace of mind during those months!

Kathy O'Gorman - May 23, 2014

We have frequent power outages here in Tornado Alley! We would use this baby to cook in our back yard, so we could have a good, hot chili instead of the usual ” eat cold out of the can” pork and beans!

Diana Traydon - May 23, 2014

I would love to use the Zoom to host a burger bash to get to know my new neighbors when I move in July! Love your site!

Enio Mascherin - May 23, 2014

Looking forward to cooking breakfast by the creek with this excellent stove! How do you like you eggs?

David Burns - May 23, 2014

Great looking stove! Perfect for the one pan cooking at the campsite!

Rebecca - May 23, 2014

Love your blog. I’d use the stove to start putting together my home away from home out on the farm. In planning stages, but I’m working on it.

Rick Borton - May 23, 2014

Working on acreage 70 miles from home to develop a place to retire to. The stove would be used for cooking at the site

Dominica Hagelberg - May 23, 2014

Looks awesome! We would use it for camping as well as grilling out.

Glenda Kennedy - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove all the time in the summer! I’d probably use it at first when we go camping, but I’d use it at home also because it gets so hot here in Texas and I don’t like cooking in the house when it’s hot.

Barry Kevin - May 23, 2014

I’ll be living in my camper this summer, while building my retirement cabin. This stove would be a lot more economical than backpacking stove!

James Thompson - May 23, 2014

Love the versatility of this stove. We have a cabin that we are wanting to start spending more time at, and a stove that works like this one would be wonderful there. We could use it for most all of our meals.

Kelly - May 23, 2014

Hi folks
I’d be thrilled to win the stove. I would install it on my live aboard trawler and I’d use drift wood to warm my home.


Martha bick - May 23, 2014

We would use for fish fries ,chicken fries and just many get togethers for our huge family .

Clay Cox - May 23, 2014

I’ve been thinking about this stove for our remote cabin site. We intend to spend part of the summer clearing the site.

Sandy Saline - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove in a summer kitchen.

Bob - May 23, 2014

Looks a great unit — I’d be using it for camping and on the patio for the next couple years until I retire.

Brian Dombrowski - May 23, 2014

I will use it by the lake I live on in Sarasota Florida.

Kim - May 23, 2014

I have just become a fulltimer in my Airstream. I will use it to extend my time off the grid. Congratulations on reaching that milestone!

James Smith - May 23, 2014


I love these stoves, I think they look amazing. If I won I would use it either in my garden and take it camping throughout the year with my kids, both of whom are obsessed with outdoors cooking at the moment.

Also I am just about to start building a log cabin for my folks and my dad wants to have a porch / decking area so he and mum can sit out there on an evening. So I would suspect it might become a long term borrow! Either way it would be used a lot !

david cooper - May 23, 2014

As an awesome cooking platform anywhere! Car camping, front porch, where ever…

Bart - May 23, 2014

We would use this stove for outdoor cooking, burning just the low-quality firewood that falls on our yard each year from willow, poplar, and manitoba maple trees.

Debbie cook - May 23, 2014

Wow! I use this stove to cook outdoors during one of,our many power outages!

Lisa R - May 23, 2014

I love this little stove! I would use it to cook outdoors when my partner and I move into our tiny home we are in the process of building.

Dennis W. Murphy - May 23, 2014

Looks like an amazing device…I want one!

pamela gifford - May 23, 2014

My tiny home has a tiny garden, so no room for any kind of out door cooking. I would use the tiny stove to cook outside.

Barbara Bush - May 23, 2014

Here’s my number so that you can call me when I win! 479-647-6111, 🙂
My husband and I live in the Ozark mountains, in a motorhome that we gutted and re”modeled” to suit us. We are off the grid so most of our living is done outdoors. Bathing, cooking, laundry. I cook on a OLD woodburning stove that leaks smoke through every seam. So I am very excited to use one that does not leak. I look forward to hearing from you very soon! By the way here is the delivery location too! 🙂
13193 Hwy. 219 Ozark, Arkansas. 😀

Have a blessed day

Paula Atkins - May 23, 2014

I have always wanted to try one of these. I cook outside during the summer months as I can’t take heating up the house. In CO, we have hot, dry temps in the day and at night it cools down. If I cook in the evening, it takes much longer to cool my house, even with a whole house fan.
Eventually, my husband and I will move and we are seriously looking at building our own tiny home. I am starting to collect and research items that we will need. This stove would be a really nice addition!

Joe MacKrell - May 23, 2014

I’d use the stove to cook for my son’s Cub Scout Den!

DC - May 23, 2014

Wow! I have been looking into off-grid cooking options and the Versa has been on my list for awhile, talk about good timing! If I win, I would use the stove as my main cooking option for my camper (outside the unit on a table, for safety reasons of course) which I’ll be moving into full time very soon. I guarantee it would get a ton of use! Thanks Kent for the opportunity and keep up the great work on the website!

Dan C.

Michael Hubbard - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove to enrich the lives of all the people i have been fortunate enough to love and spend time with… From food to wild crafting and all the unimagined uses that arrive for us to undertake… Thankyou for your part in the Tiny House Blog… it is such a resource and inspiration !!!

julie - May 23, 2014

this looks awesome. I’m in the planning/dreaming stages of converting a shed into a tiny house so I would use this there.

Eric - May 23, 2014

I would use it in a portable kitchen…Living in Wyoming there is not restaurants everywhere you turn.

Ray Paquette - May 23, 2014

I am currently constructing a tiny cabin solely from reclaimed/repurposed materials with the hope of being totally off grid by the end of the year. The Eco Versa would be the perfect tool in which to burn the biomass fuel blocks I made using recycled paper products.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Richard Viets - May 23, 2014

We live in hurricane territory, so emergency preparedness is the most important use I’d have for it. Currently we rely on butane backpacking gear, which is fine for a cup of coffee, not so good for real cooking.

Love Tiny House Blog, BTW.

JEANINE HANSON - May 23, 2014

I would love to have this stove for a backup or emergency use, but also to use when we go camping.

mary - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove for power outages and camping.

Randy Summers - May 23, 2014

I would replace my antique gas stove that requires Coleman fluid which is stinky and dangerously combustible.

Mary - May 23, 2014

Looks like a great stove. Always looking for some to use in the great outdoors.

Terry - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove near our treehouse and it would be very useful in cooking breakfast etc,
for our two grandchildren who live with us. They are 6 and 4 and it would make our day to be
able to be use and near our pond. Thanks for the opportunity to learn about a great stove and
to be able to possible use one. Thanks

Chris Granger - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove when I take my grandchildren camping. Showing them how to use as little wood as possible to make a meal. I would also use it occasionally at home just because I like it. And it could come in handy if our power goes off.

Beth - May 23, 2014

I would put into to my bungalow. To share on electric. I am widow so always trying to cut bills. Love this product great idea:

Todd S - May 23, 2014

I’ve read about these great stoves. I would love to use one on my planned upcoming adventures traveling the US researching micro housing and developing my ideas. I plan to live out of a vehicle for some time and need a stove like this

Tanya Wrobleski - May 23, 2014

Your website has been an inspiration to me for several years now and I hope to see my tiny home dream become a reality. A few years ago my husband and I bought tiny patch of land on an small gulf island. There is no power or water on the island but it is our tiny piece of heaven. We have been slowly…very slowly building our tiny home. This eco zoom stove would be the perfect addition! Please enter me into your contest – I have my finger and toes crossed!

Thanks Tanya

dennis barnhardt - May 23, 2014

just completed our one-room tiny house with outdoor kitchen—it needs a stove!

Dennis W. Murphy - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for car camping instead of my big propane stove…it uses so little bio fuel it makes it easier to bring fuel….

Jenna - May 23, 2014

For right now (still in the concept phase for our tiny home) I would use this stove for our upcoming camping trips and backyard summer cooking.

Chelle - May 23, 2014

I adore this stove! I would use it camping and at our house “just because.” I also like the emergency preparedness factor!

Tim Sharp - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove in the backyard having cookouts with my family and
great niece and nephew. We like to make “camper pies” and this would be ideal for that with the side opener. It’s design is a lot better than an open fire pit. Thanks

Margaret Wojcicki - May 23, 2014

I’m hoping to begin building my small house soon in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. During the build I hope to live in a tiny house on the property. This stove is perfect for use just outside my tiny abode. It will free more living space for me inside until I upgrade to 700 square feet!

Brian Askew - May 23, 2014

This stove would be perfect to use at my property on a creek, where
I hope to soon have my Spartanette trailer located.

Hanne inman - May 23, 2014

Love to have a stove to go camping and BBQ at home.

Tamie - May 23, 2014

I am hoping to finalize my very small house soon. This is where the construction of my tiny house will happen. I have always dreamed of an outdoor kitchen close to my garden. My gardens now are the CSAs I volunteer in. How cool would it be to pull this out after a long day of work with my farmers, wander through the garden, pick your supper, cook, have a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

Ron Clough - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping and build it into the designs of my tiny house that I intend to build in the future. 🙂

Ryan - May 23, 2014

My family and I like to have a fish fry a couple times a month and living in Florida the temps in the house get quite overwhelming. With something like this we would be able to enjoy fried fish (beer battered of course) and still be able to enjoy the cooler temps in the house. Not to mention having a back up in case of storms that knock out the power here from time to time…

Perry - May 23, 2014

Would love to have this little stove to use while camping this summer.

Ron Brasel - May 23, 2014

These stoves are great to have on hand for so many reasons. I would use the Versa to cook breakfast and make coffee on the weekends for my family. It saves electricity and gas and would be great practice for real time use should the electrical grid ever fail in my area. We love to practice the “art” of living in a world without convenience.

Ginger King - May 23, 2014

I have plans to builds a tiny house and would use this for outdoor cooking rather than wasting electricity inside.

Tim Moore - May 23, 2014

To teach Boy Scouts that camping doesn’t necessarily mean inefficiency.

Ginger King - May 23, 2014

*Build, not builds.

Will - May 23, 2014

Cooking out in my city apartment and showing my girl the great outdoors on the weekend!

Scott Clague - May 23, 2014

I would use the Ecozoom stove teaching people how to cook meals. I make micro homes for the homeless. Teaching folks how to live in urban environments with little resources to work with.

Carol Hopkins - May 23, 2014

Wow- having that stove would be such a blessing. We are in our infant stage of moving to a small piece of land to start living free.

We have a well on the land but we would love to have a good stove for our new more primitive life near Calhoun Falls, SC.

It took some time to get my sweet husband on board. He retired a few years ago, but I had to continue to work to keep the roof over our heads. It did not bother me so much to begin with but as the years pass, I realized our lives together were not matching up. I wanted to be the one spending time with him – while we still have time.
We have 15 grandchildren and life is zooming by….I do not want to be in this office chair all the days of my life. I had been running after the wrong prize. I am looking forward to some new beginnings even in my retirement.
As for a slightly used cook stove- sounds like a perfect fit for 2 slightly used but still very useful people who enjoy the great outdoors.
Any day on the outside is a good day.
God bless.

Ashley Coco - May 23, 2014

That stove would be a great camp stove for our (still in planning) tiny house in SE New Mexico. We plan to be off-grid and the EcoZoom would make life a lot easier.

iris marx - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for heat and cooking in my tiny backyard cabin!!

Cristi Collari - May 23, 2014

Love your blog! It’s always the first email I open! Great job!

Daniel Butler - May 23, 2014

I have been drooling over the little ad for the EcoZoom for a while now. I know it’s impossible, but once I really thought the EcoZoom winked at me from that ad. I clicked on it and the next thing I knew, I was lost in the beauty of its baby blue torso. The EcoZoom was built like a home made rocket ship, a five gallon bucket from the future. Form and function coming together as one in the most elegant way.

I began to daydream about EcoZoom and I, alone, sitting at the feet of the the Rockies’ foothills on an early morning. Bacon sizzling on EcoZoom followed by fluffy pancakes with melted butter drizzled over the perfect cakes laced on top by crisp bacon. Or in the darkness of late evening after a great meal that EcoZoom prepared for me and all my friends. All of us surrounding the glow and the warmth of EcoZoom. All of us staring into the intense reds and golds of the EcoZoom’s eye, all of us lost in the beauty of it. Perfect form and perfect function in one. A simply elegant solution to the oldest need.

Charles Grace - May 23, 2014

pack it with my slide-in pop up camper.

Rhonda Rosenheck - May 23, 2014

Hi. I am head of a small K-8 school in Albany, NY. Middle School student do intensive environmental education at a center in CT every fall. I would use this stove with 8th graders as part of their hands-on environmental education program, one where they take their two years of training and put it to use near home.

R. Sherman - May 23, 2014

It will be my new go-to canoe trip stove here in the Missouri Ozarks.

Kellyne - May 23, 2014

I see from the picture that the Zoom Versa is sturdy enough to hold a cast iron skillet and would be great for frying fish OUTSIDE in the backyard (and not inside the house.) I love fish, but hold off cooking it because even with the exhaust fan running full tilt in the kitchen, the house still smells of fish for days!

Paula Kay - May 23, 2014

My family loves to camp! We could use to cook, roast marshmallows, heat, and just all around ambience. Come to think of it, we could us the stove to do all that in our back yard too!!!

Susan - May 23, 2014

I’d use it in emergencies.

debra - May 23, 2014

I have just completed rebuilding/restoring a very rare 1936 teardrop trailer to use touring x-country. The EcoZoom would be a perfect compliment to this endeaver from our green perspective on travel. thank you for the opportunity to win such a stove.

Justin Poe - May 23, 2014

I would use the ecozoom versa on my current back patio for cooking purposes, and potentially later on as a heat source for a tiny tea house I am working on, though I may have to do some modification. Might just take it as the inspiration for a custom tiny stove for the tea house and retain the ecozoom for patio and travel cooking. Hope I win!

Betsy - May 23, 2014

I would use the oven to grill vegetables from my garden while at home, and freshly caught fish wish camping with my boyfriend. Long-term this puppy would be part of my tiny home I’m currently designing.

Henry - May 23, 2014

Currently I would use this amazing stove for family camping trips. We also live in an area that gets hit by hurricanes. The last one knocked out our power for 9 days. This would have come in very handy!

Jody - May 23, 2014

Don’t know until I win it! Then the experiments begin:)

Sharleen Douglass - May 23, 2014

Beautiful stove for our grazing school lifestyle identifying plants and noxious weeds. Thankyou for the contest.

Wes Koschke - May 23, 2014

Would use it for our outside kitchen. We live off the grid with a wood stove for cooking and heating. So in the summertime we cook outside.

Derek M - May 23, 2014

I would use it at my cabin in the woods. We just tore out the old kitchen and are looking to cook with wood up there in the long run.

Bobbie - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping.

Carol - May 23, 2014

I would use it as an outdoor kitchen for canning in the summer.

Marleen - May 23, 2014

I’d use it to take our 4 boys camping & sneak in cooking lessons disguised as Man-Grilling! 😉

Ruth Prock - May 23, 2014

I live in the Ocala National Forest. When the hurricanes came through in 04 we had no power for 18 days. It is not unusual to lose power for a few days due to summer storms, or winter storms. I have tried to make due with an old charcoal grill, Now it’s worn out. This stove would be a godsend in so many ways, I would rather use it for heat and cooking even when I have power. I am scraping by on disability and this would help so much.

juan luque - May 23, 2014

I’ll take it on my backpack to any single hike I go!!! LOL
Will be fantastic on the site where I’m currently building my tiny house.
Thank you for your work.

Debra - May 23, 2014

I’ll use it for camping out on cold winter nights.

Kristi Link - May 23, 2014

We would use this stove to cook using our dutch oven and other cast iron cookware. It looks awesome and my husband loves dutch oven cooking outdoors. One Thanksgiving he cooked an entire turkey with a campfire and his dutch oven!

Raia B - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove in front of my newly set up wall tent 🙂

Lisa jelinek - May 23, 2014

I would hug it and squeeze it and call it George.

Mary Hill - May 23, 2014

I live in a rural area that has many power outages. I would use this during power outages and for camping trips.

shelly jo - May 23, 2014

currently living in illinois and winters can get chilly! it’d be nice to supplement our furnace. also, planning to move to a smaller house in a warmer climate, so it’d be our only “furnace” and a potential cooktop! plus, we love camping so this’d make a great addition to our gear… basically, i need this for everything always!!

jonnie hammon - May 23, 2014

I would love the opportunity to have one of these stoves. To be able to cook, without adding to harmful gases into the environment. It would make, ‘going camping’ , or outdoor kitchens, even better. It would take away some of the guilt, I have, every time I need to cook off grid. Which with the way things are going, is soon going to be the only way to cook.

Mary - May 23, 2014

I would use it in my backyard, camping at sundance…anywhere, everywhere!

Lynne - May 23, 2014

In less than a month I will be moving into my tiny house, off grid (!) and would LOVE this charming little stove to cook with outside! Being considered eccentric by neighbors for moving to such a tiny place, cooking on this stove will only add to my reputation!! Thanks for considering me 🙂

Elaine - May 23, 2014

I love the look of this stove. I would use this in places where a portable stove would help me cook on the move. I would love to try it out for al fresco meals in our wild garden. Thanks for the chance of winning.

Leslie Swanson-Reynolds - May 23, 2014

I’d use this ecozoom stove for cooking purposes in a tiny off grid cabin!

Paula - May 23, 2014

I would love to use this outdoors for cooking, whether camping or on a regular basis at home. It would be a great addition when I get my tiny home built!

David - May 23, 2014

That would be perfect for when I head out this fall to become a snowbird and boondock around the Southwest!

ira - May 23, 2014

i can think of a number of ways to use this….the top one being to help keep my house cool during the summer by cooking on my patio.

John Rhodes - May 23, 2014

I would use it as my backup system when power goes out.

Justin - May 23, 2014

Cooking on family camp outs!

Bev - May 23, 2014

I would love to use this stove for camping this summer in beautiful Northern Michigan 🙂

Jeff D - May 23, 2014

Currently, all we have to cook with is a small butane burner. We would love to add something like this to our cooking options. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. 🙂

ann - May 23, 2014

I would use it to try cooking w/each fuel and when I build my small/tiny house it would become the center piece of my outdoor kitchen. Sweet! This will be perfect to fit in my somewhat sheltered space!

Adelle - May 23, 2014

I would definately use this on our property while we build our family homestead. Such an awesome stove!!!

Richard Childers - May 23, 2014

I would use it on the beach when I am out crabbing.

Karen - May 23, 2014

How would I use this stove? Let me count the ways! Mostly I would use it down by the creek near our farm fields, hopefully cooking a few brookies alongside some tasty veggies!

Katharine - May 23, 2014

I would have used the stove this winter when we lost power for 3 days! but it would be an inspiration for me to turn one of my backyard storage sheds in to a mini retreat!

Robyn Richardson - May 23, 2014

I would give it to my brother who loves to camp and currently heats his garage and home with corn burning stoves.

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Sande - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove for my tiny home in my outdoor kitchen! I have been looking at one of these stoves. I hope to win it. The budget for my new kitchen is very tight indeed. I hope to complete it in 2 years.

Ryan Blackhawke - May 23, 2014

Definitely take it with us during hiking/camping trips. I wonder if I could use it to heat the Bonobo Hut or if it would be too powerful and make it too hot. It would certainly be small enough. I put my album of our progress on the Bonobo Hut in the website section. Why is it dubbed the Bonobo Hut? I really admire their overall way of dealing with conflict.

Lindsey Chuch - May 23, 2014

I would use this on our deck to cook some meals and the kids would love it for marshmallows!

Erik - May 23, 2014

I would use it to cook with in my own tiny home, built from scrounged materials on an unused back corner of my parents’ farm. I decided to make my own place in order to live under my own roof.

Greg - May 23, 2014

I think I would use it during power outtages…until the my kids see it…then it would be ongoing weekend cookfest… 🙂 Thanks!

James - May 23, 2014

I would teach my four boyscouts how to cook even more efficiently.

Susan - May 23, 2014

My husband and I are very close to beginning retirement and plan to travel “Tiny” style. Outdoor cooking would be ideal.

Alice smith - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping (hopefully with my grandkids) and for preparedness in case of a power outage. Not for heating, tho! But great for cooking and preparing that all-important beverage, Morning Coffee. I wonder, could it be used for the occasional weiner roast using yard debris like tree and shrub trimmings? Safer than an open fire? I like the little shelf to keep burning logs heading into, rather than falling out of, the fire.

Jodi - May 23, 2014

I would use it on my patio to feed the teenagers who are always at my house. I’d probably use wood as fuel since it is abundant in my yard. What a great little stove this is. 🙂

Katy - May 23, 2014

Hey….I would use the Zoom Versa stove the way in which it was intended and any other creative way I see fit! 🙂

Case - May 23, 2014

We’d use it for our boat in camp trips! There’s always plenty of small tinder to be used!

Jimmy Brackett - May 23, 2014

The EcoZoom Stove would be used at home.

Judith - May 23, 2014

The Eco stove is perfect for outdoor cooking on the patio, outdoors in a camping/clamping situation, or picnic.

Beverly - May 23, 2014

I would use it in my lower room. I like options, and this would not only give me heat in the winter, but would be wonderful for cooking and canning.

Jim Sturdivant - May 23, 2014

I have so many wood scraps left over from furniture making, I’d love to put those to use and save on the propane bill.

    Judi SELSET - May 23, 2014

    We have a camping lot and this stove would be so useful alongside the propane stove.

tangi - May 23, 2014

I would use it to cook “outerspace” omelette everywhere i want!!!

Kristine - May 23, 2014

The Obregon family, friends who live on our sister island Ometepe in Nicaragua would make good use of it, especially during the rains. It might also serve as an inspiration for others in the community. Their oldest daughter is in her last year at UNAN in Managua, studying community social work. We pay her tuition and board.

cmjbest - May 23, 2014

I love this stove— I would love to have this for all my cooking/heating . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Molly - May 23, 2014

This will come in very handy when my partner and I move off grid next spring!

Tam - May 23, 2014

I would cook like a champ on that thing, impressing my family and neighbors with fried salmon, crispy bacon, scrambled eggs or pancakes. In the fall it would add ambiance to the picnic table, as well as a place to warm chilly fingers. I’ve admired this product for quite some time.

Jen - May 23, 2014

Love this! I go car camping on the mountains at least 2 weekends per month every summer – this stove would be great! I would also like to incorporate it into my dream plan for my tiny house/yard that I hope to make come true within the next couple of years. 🙂

Gail Scriver - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove while camping and for cooking outside in the summer so I don’t heat up the house.

Chris - May 23, 2014

Not only would it be great for camping or as a patio fireplace, but with the chances of hurricanes hitting here north of Houston, I have been thru two now.
both times we lost power and it took two weeks to regain it.
Rolling power was restored but that meant we would have power for four hours at a time.
gas to the gas stove was never affected, but the air conditioning was.
Being so hot in the house, we could just cook outside and make it more like a camping trip!

Lisa - May 23, 2014

I travel extensively in my bus conversion, tiny home. Would love to add this stove to my mobile life. I cook over camp fires often, and see this as an upgrade! LOVE your blog! Read it, study it, learn bunches, love to see everyone’s ideas, inspired and quick to act on what I learn!!! Stove winner or not, THANKS!!!!!

Sally Leong - May 23, 2014

I would use it for cooking as I downsize into a tiny home from the giant American Dream home. Then it seems to be a great option for outdoor cooking.

Buzzy - May 23, 2014

I’d use it up at camp to fry up some delicious trout!!

Terry - May 23, 2014

Oh my, I have been wanting one of these! I’d use it year-round as primary cooking.

VickiRae - May 23, 2014

For sure we would use it to go camping and outside our home as I don’t like cooking inside during the summer.

Paul - May 23, 2014

I am a person who camps quit a bit during the summer and use a propane stove to cook on during fire watch time when it is extremely dry I would love to use the Zoom Versa stove as it will allow me to use wood to cook on . it will give my family and I a way to save money and still enjoy our outings together . We are also members of several renactment groups that require period style camps and this would give us a way to setup these camps . and do to my research I have been thinking of getting one for Us as is your contest is a god send . The stove will be put to good use and will make a Family on a budget ‘s summer a happier one gods bless.

Jerry Ragon - May 23, 2014

I would use the ecozoom versa on my very first camping trip with my daughter’s. I have been working months restoring a vintage Shasta Airflyte. We Hopefully Plan To Go Camping in June. The ecozoom versa would be great to use on our maiden voyage.

Warner Weber - May 23, 2014

I am recently visually imparted and slowly planning ways I can get by and enjoy life on less. I would like to build a place that is cost effective to build and also a lesser tax liability as less square feet. As a part of that I would like to also plan for an area outside for additional living space. A heat source such as this stove…could extend the livability of such a space, while also offering a space for preparing food.

Tom - May 23, 2014

I recently quit my cube-centric, fluorescent-lit corporate job and will spend the summer in Maine in a lake-side off-grid home pondering the future. If you close your eyes and listen real carefully, I bet you can almost hear, smell, & see the sizzling of the bacon and the frying of the fish on top of the EcoZoom out on the lake’s edge as the last of the mist burns away and the water’s surface begins to sparkle from the rising sun….

Eileen - May 23, 2014

A person close to where I live used to make a smaller version of this primarily for heating purposes, worked great in small places. The added cooking feature is definitely a bonus. I live in an earthquake zone so this would be added to my survival kit and off course I would have to prove and test it during all seasons of the year.

Logan Ralph - May 23, 2014

I am going to build a tiny home in my mom’s backyard in Austin, TX. We had a concrete slab poured years ago but never built the storage shed (its original intended use). I used to shoot hoops there when I was a kid. Its begging for a tiny home! Mom could rent it out for extra income during her retirement.

I think a small stove like the Zoom Versa would be perfect to heat this tiny home during the mild Texas winter. It could be used for cooking, too. Imagine, heating water in the kettle for hot tea on a cold wet winter’s day, the fire crackling merrily. Charming!

Miriam Holley - May 23, 2014

My favorite form of cooking is on a woodburning stove..but because Boulder Colo. does not allow new construction with any wood burning…I can’t have a wood stove in my kitchen. I would love to cook on this stove…any where…any time…and I know how to do it too…I hope I win..
Thanks for a great product….if I don’t win…I will certainly look into a pruchase…

George - May 23, 2014

I would love the little stove for camping and a cookout in the yard. And it would be great to have in case of an emergency to.

Linda - May 23, 2014

I would use it for when we spend the day at the lake so I could cook all our meals there. Also, we have up to 100 college students over once a month (in our backyard) so in the winter I would have the stove in the yard for the kids to warm themselves at.

Leah - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove outside my Tiny Home! We just moved it to the San Juan Islands last week, and we are in the process of setting up an outdoor fire space and outdoor kitchen. I’d also love to take it camping! Thanks for doing this!

Rebecca Swenson - May 23, 2014

This stove would be a perfect addition to our recent property purchase that we are keeping completely off grid. We are putting up a tiny house to live in with a rain water system, solar panels, and composting toilets. This stove would be perfect for cooking.

AlmostTN - May 23, 2014

I was planning to build one for my “Happy Trailer”, but would love to use yours instead! Thanks for all the great info you post, TinyHouseBlog :))

Martina - May 23, 2014

I would use it as my summer kitchen stove, i have been waiting go get a small stove for canning, cooking in the summer (outside ), as we do not have AC in our house, hence cooking in the summer inside is out of question.

Meg @ TinyHouse43 - May 23, 2014

We would use the Ecozoom as our primary cooking apparatus for our tiny house we are currently building! We plan to do the vast majority of our cooking outdoors except in the most inclimate weather, and so far we hadn’t found “the one” for our needs. Our little boy LOVES helping Dada and his Poppy cook out on Poppy’s grill (he bastes or hold skewers for kebabs), so he’d be totally ecstatic that we would finally have our own grill. 🙂

Cherrie - May 23, 2014

I would have many uses for this stove, when I am camping, in the backyard along side my country porch, then in the winter in my tiny house in my back yard . cant wait to cook on it with all my fresh organic vegetables from my garden.

Tiffanie - May 23, 2014

We love to camp and cooking out doors. This would be the perfect little stove to have around the campsite. Thank you!

Dana - May 23, 2014

I really would not use this as I do not cook but my spouse would as he does all the outdoor cooking. I dont play with fire.

Melissa D - May 23, 2014

I want to use this stove on my camping trips with my 3 dogs. It would be fun and wonderfully efficient to grill our food. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂

Margot - May 23, 2014

I am slowly gathering what I need to get off the grid completely and this stove would solve my cooking and heating outdoor station~! lovelove!!

Matt - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping and emergencies.

Leonard Anderson - May 23, 2014

I would use it while camping. Boondock style.

Timothy - May 23, 2014

I would use this is a bare bones outdoor kitchen in my future off grid house!

Dorothy - May 23, 2014

I work at the. Rennaisance Festival in the summer and this summer I am planning to build a vardo to sleep in while performing my wench responsibilities. I could use this to keep me warm on cold summer nights in upstate NY.

Dorothy - May 23, 2014

I work at the Rennaisance Festival in the summer and this summer I am planning to build a vardo to sleep in while performing my wench responsibilities. I could use this to keep me warm on cold summer nights in upstate NY.

Wayne Hodgson - May 23, 2014

I love it .. I would use this for cooking on fishing trips for a great shore lunch .. Also camping, of course .. For heat I can use it in my icehut for winter fishing and in my uninsulated cabin on Peace Island .. It’s looks like a good little stove.

Denise - May 23, 2014

I LOVE THIS TINY STOVE! I would use this stove for a mini girls retreat in the woods with my five granddaughters ….. it is just prefect for toasty marshmallow treats and taking the chill off while enjoying the night life. Than It would have a home keeping me warm in my little work shop boiling water for fresh herbal tea. Perfect.

connie enos - May 23, 2014

I and my family are looking to off the grid living. This would be a great start in that direction!

Chuck Mehner - May 23, 2014

The stove would be ideal for cooking outside our RV on the beach. Ah to wake to the sound of the ocean and the smell of breakfast cooking. Can’t wait…

Jack Burkett - May 23, 2014

I would use to heat my basement as well as use it for camping and emergencies

Charlie Sue - May 23, 2014

EcoZoom, for no more gloom, or that nasty fuel go boom!
Dry my socks, and bake my bread, a cast iron pan to use instead.
Warm my home on 4 dog night, or camping with no wood in sight.
With winter snow or summer heat, this awesome stove just can’t be beat!
Burning scraps that folks throw out, or dingleberries left about.
Heat some water, pick a spot, to set the stove. Next to a cot?
Move it where you want you see, with major portability!
It’s my dream there is no doubt, to own this stove, so hear me shout!
I hope I win there is no doubt, but if I don’t, I’m ‘fraid I’ll pout!

David Chevalier - May 23, 2014

I would use to cook during my camping trips!

Tyler - May 23, 2014

Can’t think of a better way to cook a good breakfast than in a cast iron skillet by a fire in the woods!

Alek Lisefski - May 23, 2014

Once I finally add my deck for some outdoor space, this little guy would give me the perfect compact outdoor cooking spot!

Wendy - May 23, 2014

I’d love to have this to take with us camping and as backup way to cook in case of emergencies. It looks like a great stove!!

    Dick Edwards - May 23, 2014

    Would use it while canoe camping with my 2 grandsons on the Mississippi river this summer. I just retired and very soon both the boys will be out of school. We plan to spend as much time on the river islands this summer that we can.

Cliff G Lawson - May 23, 2014

I am developing a packing/transport/storage system for a complete camping equipment kit (useable on ATVs, auto roof racks, horseback, etc….).
Storage tubes can accommodate sub-packs the size of 5gal buckets.
The EcoZoom stove would fit right in, filled with dry tinderbundle materials & dry small size kindling during transport, it would be an excellent fast fire heat source.

Jennifer - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping, on my outside patio, and with my extended family!

Ellen - May 23, 2014

I live in the woods in BC but am on the grid. I would use this stove on the patio and as a back up for when the power goes out. I heated with wood for 28 years before moving here and had several occasions to use the wood stove as a cook stove.

Ross - May 23, 2014

This would be a perfect stove for camping in Alaska!

Tamara - May 23, 2014

I would use it to cook outside on the hot days this summer so that my house stays cooler. Also I would borrow it to my son’s Boy Scout troop to try out on their next weekend outing. I have a three-year plan to move into a tiny house after my son graduates. This stove would then come in very handy indeed!

Mitt Stehelin - May 23, 2014

We have a cabin that is 27 km from the nearest road. It is accessible only by float plane or overland. It would be a good outdoor stove to use there.

Lara Zukiwski - May 23, 2014

I would place broken branches from some trees that I have, and keep a pot of tea or of soup on for all that work on an organic farm. For everyone who visits or works on the farm to partake in warming up for a little or for warming their bellies.

Colleen B. - May 23, 2014

Nice little stove! It would be great to use for cooking out on our patio. I’m certain it would be going out on camping trips as well, with my son & his family! And, of course, it would be terrific to have in an emergency. Congrats to whoever wins this!

Andrea Harper - May 23, 2014

I would use it to cook outdoors. I also live in a hurricane zone and it would be great for emergencies. I live on the Florida Panhandle and have never left during hurricanes since there are only 3 major arteries for traffic leaving this area and they are always bumper to bumper. I would rather spend the hurricane in an area I know then trapped in car on a highway. I have dealt with no power and being able to have a hot meal is always a morale booster.

Jaime Cabrejos Bassalik - May 23, 2014

This would be a perfect stove for camping in Paracas Peru, which is a protected nature reserve, where I go fishing.
Excellent product.

Robin - May 23, 2014

We live in the woods where the power is lost often, so this would make a great back up AND a good outside cooker for just enjoying the outdoors. Love the concept of wood heat and have always heated with wood. It’s just a way of life. Congratulations on the milestone and the success of Tiny House Blog. My mom lives in one on our property. She will be 90 this year. Might be my house some day.

Zuhaitz - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping, and for those days when the light goes!

Saskia Dockrill - May 23, 2014

I’m in the middle of building my tiny 16 x 24 cabin and I would use this to cook my meals, outside on my little deck. It’s awesome!

Tracey - May 23, 2014

Camping!!!!! Or just general outdoors cooking, stars above, homemade pancakes below. Nom nom 🙂

Brad - May 23, 2014

I’ve been wanting one of these for awhile now for camping. Also outdoor cookouts in the backyard!

Lori - May 23, 2014

I’d use it for camping. Looks awesome!

Patti - May 23, 2014

This stove looks so cool. I love that it limits smoke emissions. I would use it for camping and patio cooking. Keep on rockin’ Tiny House Blog. Congrats on 100k fans!

RJ Chapdelaine - May 23, 2014

I don’t own a tiny house yet, but this would be a great Start. I would use it on our present patio and camping.

kimber - May 23, 2014

This would be great in my almost complete 1st tiny house (camper. 4×6 model A trailer frame)

David Pierce - May 23, 2014

My wife and I shall use the EcoZoom Stove as we travel around the back roads of the US and elsewhere in a tiny rolling home as the Friends Along the Road Mobile Sanctuary for Those in Grief. Friends Along the Road – FAR – is a free open-source social movement we founded in order to provide sanctuary and caring support for those in grief: safe places in which people may grieve on their own terms, without pressure from others to “get over it.” As we travel, we will be staying in communes, alternative communities, with friend and family, or in free camping areas. The EcoZoom will be a practical solution to our cooking needs.

Jeff - May 23, 2014

My wife and I have built a tiny studio on our property. She uses it around the year for watercolor painting, but we also use it as a mini-getaway, cooking down by the stream. That’s how we would use this stove. Thanks!

Kath Horsdal - May 23, 2014

I would LOVE this little beauty for summer, safe use anywhere I am, camping, meal-making on the ocean shore while watching an inspiring sunset or putting on the cocoa while star-gazing! Thank you with my random fingers crossed.

Kelly tallariti - May 23, 2014

Camping, parties, show it off to friends and so much more…love this !!

Dee - May 23, 2014

I would love to have the EcoZoom to use for regular everday backyard patio grilling as well as for camping and emergency use!

    Su Harrigan - May 23, 2014

    I live and travel full time in my travel trailer and I would use this rugged little stove all the time for cooking outside, especially when boondocking (dry camping). Goes without saying that this is a great tool for use in power outages, off grid living or remote camping trips!

Shellie Scott - May 23, 2014

I would use it camping. I would also use it to cook with this summer when the temperature is over 100 and I do not have air conditioning.

tina liles - May 23, 2014

Camping…. but it would be great to have in case extended power outages. Thanks for the chance!!

Lin N - May 23, 2014

I live on a small island. I have a VW camper. I would use this stove in a few places for both heat and cooking. I love items that are well designed and multi-functional such as the Ecozoom stove.

Jo Gavin - May 23, 2014

Since we now live in a 30 ft. travel trailer, we would use the stove year round. In the warm months, it would eliminate unwanted heat from cooking inside. In the cooler months, it will be a pleasure to have an outdoor stove to cook on and gather ’round for coffee! If we eventually more into a tiny frame or pod house, it’ll go right with that life, a well!

Diane - May 23, 2014

I agree with Ross this would be the perfect stove for camping in Alaska!

Trey Sturgis - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove to go with my home built sheep herders camper. This would be perfect for cooking outside.

Angelina Walker-Ward - May 23, 2014

Our family would use it when we go camping and at our house too. We would love it!

mary graves - May 23, 2014

I would use for camping and home!!!

Donna Jarvela - May 23, 2014

I am in the process of re-inventing my life as an energetic 55 year old and heading all my energies to ward obtaining my certificate (major final test- 6/6- on the 30th of May) as a judiciary interpreter and translator (I am an art conservator) so I can earn more $$ after my three year stay in Mexico, so I can finally build my micro home and continue to downsize. The stove would be the best addition ever, for I was taught all my life to cook traditional dishes from around Latin America ( I lived abroad most of my life as an American) and food preparation is of utmost importance to me. The best way to cook is with a live fire in the outdoors….on the simplest stoves possible, just like the one you are so graciously offering. The thought of the possibility of winning it would boost my plan and energize my gran objective! Congrats for YOUR accomplishments! Donna Jarvela

lorrie bailey - May 23, 2014

would love to have this for my wraparound deck great outdoor and emergency appliance i would cook on it every chance i got since i am surrounded by trees,steak, potatoes and grilled veggies here i come yummy!

Erica Breuer :) - May 23, 2014

Congrats on the 100k fans!!! Here’s to a 100k more!

Bill A - May 23, 2014

I would like to get back to occasionally cooking outside over a fire, and introduce my family to back-to-basics cooking.

Miriah O'Dair - May 23, 2014

Greetings Tiny House Blog~

I am a designer working on a tiny house project of 600 sf for a client in Bend, Oregon. Part of my job as a designer is educating people about sustainable options for a healther world, for both people and nature. I would love to be able to give this stove to my client for her outdoor patio area. The budget for this project is very tight and this would be a wonderful addition to her new lifestyle. It is always a challenge for people to reconsider and change how they live, for the benifit of others. Especially when the benifits are often hard to see. It would be a great feeling to gift this stove to a client, as a reward for the efforts made in building an energy, waterwise, smaller space that uses less resources, so there are more resources for others in the future.

Have a Beautiful Day ~
Miriah O’Dair

Sarah - May 23, 2014

Me and my fiance would use it for camping, and for having friends over for awesome outdoor cookout adventures. Plus we live in Lyons, Colorado and received a crash course in emergency preparedness in the floods last September – this would have been clutch!

Rick - May 23, 2014

I would use this while traveling on an upcoming North and South America tour.

Rosie Reyes - May 23, 2014

It would be my first item acquired towards my tiny home.

Chris S - May 23, 2014

I would use it for camping.

Betty - May 23, 2014

We are planning on building a Tiny house in the next year and the stove would be a great item to have for our project. But for now I am sure we could put it to wonderful use on our patio. I really love the design.

Terry Moseley - May 23, 2014

I dislike the electric stove in my rental house. I would use the EcoZoom. Thanks for the opportunity. Excited to be a future tiny house dweller!

Wild Berry - May 23, 2014

We currently live off-grid in a house that is totally self-sufficient. We heat with solar hot water etc. Cooking inside during the summer is HOT. It would be great to have an Eco Zoom to cook outside during the summer season.

Wendy S. - May 23, 2014

Being a recently divorced, single mother, I have a lot of weight on my shoulders. I’m currently rebuilding from the financial burdens that my ex-spouse left behind. I also am trying to fill both pairs of shoes. I’m trying to set a good example and raise a knowledgeable and conscious young woman. Part of this includes participating in a local CSA, visiting local farms, attending workshops on sustainable living, and supplementing her school-based education with hands-on experiences. Having a stove like this would open up more learning on self-sufficiency. I think it would be great for us as we explore the world together!

Gail - May 23, 2014

This would be perfect on my patio

Elizabeth Slavensky - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove for our long bouts of car camping, and for when the power inevitably goes out! We live in a small house in a rural area of WV.

Catherine - May 23, 2014

I’m building a tiny house in the Skagit Valley – gotta cook when the power goes off! and the indoor burners will be electric. thanks, Catherine

Rainbow - May 23, 2014

When my mom passes from severe Alzheimer’s I intend to take an open ended road trip to decompress. This would be great to travel with

Michael Meister - May 23, 2014

Camping and summer outdoor pancake breakfasts

steve - May 23, 2014

We will use this stove on the deck of the tiny house we are going to build on some isolated property in Willits, California.

Lora Hein - May 23, 2014

I am renovating a backyard shed, 7 x 11 feet interior dimensions, into a painting studio and overnight “guest” space. Accumulating scraps of lumber and this would be a great way to use those scraps, as well as prunings from the neighbors’ hedges that encroach on the yard. Nice to have a little outdoor cooking space on the deck beside the studio, especially in the heat of summer or to save on the limited power I will have in winter as I am trying to power with solar separate from the solar grid-tie for the “big” (1100 sf) house.

Bradley Robertson - May 23, 2014

Congratulations on reaching your 100,000 milestone and may you soon reach double/triple that in the near future. This looks like a very affordable & practical “stove”! Our family would use this in our backyard as an alternative way to cook as we often get power outages here. We would also use this as an excellent means for cooking while my son and I canoe camp in the near future.

Laura Stangret - May 23, 2014

I LOVE to simply get back to basics! I’d find myself cooking tasty dishes on this tried and true eco stove – the pioneer of a modest way of life. Congrat’s on your milestone!!!

tom - May 23, 2014

this will be great for outdoor cooking,camping and a backup for power outages where we live….in the country ,with winter

Matt Brown - May 23, 2014

That would make a great camping/patio stove.

Michelle Albright - May 23, 2014

Pancakes in the moon garden! 🙂

Olivia Hanson - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove for the outdoor kitchen!

Princene - May 23, 2014

Definitely camping, but also as a back up in case of power failure.So versatile!

Bill - May 23, 2014

Camping on the California coast (near Big Sur).

Sophia - May 23, 2014

I love to cook on the patio in the summer to keep heat out of the house. I have ample excess dead wood in the yard; however, I worry about the emissions from burning wood. This stove sounds like it would meet all my needs/concerns!

Bruce Warner - May 23, 2014

This would be a great item to have in emergencies. I would also make use of it when I’m camping.

mike sutton - May 23, 2014

would love to b able to use this stove at the camp by the creek on weekends an would b great to have for hurricane prepardness ,, thanks

Carolyn McKeown Smith - May 23, 2014

That would be great to have to cook on when the electric goes out. We have lot of trees and when hurricanes come through here in Florida the oak trees fall down. We cook out side a lot anyway.

Austin - May 23, 2014

I would use this to further my knowledge of off the grid living and alternative fuels. More importantly, I would cook up a wicked delicious elephant ear!

Caroline - May 23, 2014

I would use it for our non-profits various fundraising events.

Kristen - May 23, 2014

I’ve been drooling over Ecozoom stoves for a while now! I’d love to set one up on the back porch (right by the kitchen) and be able to cook out there during the summer. I love that it is so much more a meditative and methodical process of cooking with fire. I’d also love to have it as an addition to things here that I use regularly AND will serve me well if the s### ever hits the fan. 😉

Dana Eads - May 23, 2014

I live in an ordinary mobile home. My stove developed a gas leak and I had the gas line capped. I cannot afford to repair/replace the stove. I think that in order to replace the stove, I’d have to open the wall or remove and enlarge the door frame. Again, an expense I cannot afford. In the meantime, I’ve been forced to become creative and cook with a microwave and a toaster oven. Oh, and I have learned that my rice cooker can be used to make a pretty good homemade macaroni and cheese. I’ve fashioned a solar cooker out of cardboard and am looking forward to trying to cook with it this Memorial Day weekend.

I’d love to give the EcoZoom stove a good home and have the flexibility to fry, boil and bake dishes. I have a lovely covered carport so the EcoZoom stove could be utilized year round. Thank you so much for your consideration.

    Kari - May 23, 2014

    Hi Dana!
    In ur situation try getting a used crockpot as well. They cook all kinds of great stuff for very little energy usage and cleanup. Be Well! K????

Shari Matousek - May 23, 2014

I’d use it to whip up tasty vittles to keep me going while I camp out & build my tiny house.

Daryl Barth - May 23, 2014

I’m building an off-grid home in the wine country and could use a versatile stove like this when we need to cook and/or warm our tiny home

William Addison - May 23, 2014

I would share this with my 34 yo son. He caves, rock climbs and dirt bikes. All of those are done in camp mode and this would be welcome addition to his setup.

Lisa Mathews - May 23, 2014

I would use it for when the power goes out at our mountain cabin, and for taking along when car-camping in the Rockies!


Sharon Green - May 23, 2014

I am a teacher so I would use this stove sometimes to educate my students about sustainability and simple solutions. Frequently studies of economics focus on big corporations, government budgets, or large international economic issues. I want my students to think like entrepreneurs for third-world issues: simple, affordable, solutions to basic needs.
I would also use it for own camping trips, especially when I’m above 8,000 ft in the summer.

Kati Bishop - May 23, 2014

I would love to have this out side my studio for dye projects. It’sperfwct.doe that!

Ann - May 23, 2014

I don’t like using propane and got rid of my propane camp stove last year. I’ve been wanting one of these wood burning stoves not only for camping, but for use at home to cook in the summer and during power outages. With a ready supply of branches and kindling around my home, this would be the perfect stove for me.

Douglas Fraser - May 23, 2014

I have recently published a book on emergency survival called, “The Prepper’s Book of Ideas” and would love the opportunity to have such a wonderful stove. I am an avid camper and would make very good use of this stove.

Tim Johnson - May 23, 2014

I would take this on a cross country trip I am planning.

dennis barnhardt - May 23, 2014

I have just completed a one-room tiny house with outdoor kitchen and this stove would be a welcome addition!

Karen Luerssen - May 23, 2014

I would share it with my sister and bro-in-law when we go camping! It’s a great item!!

Matthew M - May 23, 2014

I would use this camping till i can save up for my first tiny house.

PatMac - May 23, 2014

I’d use it in the back yard! We have plenty of wood from trees we’ve cut and this would be a great way to use it up.

Nancy jorgensen - May 23, 2014

This would compliment very nicely the outdoor kitchen of my tiny house.

MMA - May 23, 2014

I would use this while camping with my 7 year old son.

Faith Freewoman - May 23, 2014

Oh, boy, would I love to have this!!! I plan to be in a tiny house in a year or so, but in the meantime I’d feel more secure knowing I have an alternative method of cooking in case the NE bad weather escalates. Boy, would I love to have this stove.

Amanda B. - May 23, 2014

Most definitely camping and back yard cooking for those too hot days.

Roert Harwood - May 23, 2014

I would use this stove as a everyday cooking utensil while living in my, in progress, Tiny house. Will be a while before we are able to move in. Then I would continue to use it to do as much cooking outside as weather would permit. Congrats on the 100,000 mark!

Enjoying Life to the fullest

John Dodge - May 23, 2014

Camping and Emergencies…

Sharlan Proper - May 23, 2014

We’ve purchased our trailer for the future tiny house yarn shop. The Zoom Versa would be our patio heater/smore’s bakery for bored spouses and active youngsters.

Christopher Spurgeon - May 23, 2014

I would use the stove on my first camping trips with my son’s!

Berry Boone - May 23, 2014

perfect fer back porch to keep the house from extra heat when cooking in summertime.

James - May 23, 2014

It would be great for emergency preparedness and cooking out on the deck at our cabin.