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Our custom built freestanding Soapstone Heater, called the Cottage Heater, is a great option for a smaller home of 1,000-1,200 square feet, or for space heating in a larger home. This unit is entirely handmade using firebrick and cast refractory components for the core and soapstone as the veneer. Because we pre-cut the materials for the outside and inside of the heater at our shop, installation of this heater can be accomplished in about three days. The exit can be on the rear or the top, and the heater can be built with or without an upper chamber bake oven.

For more information on the design and installation, read through the full history of this heater.

  • The Cottage Heater is intended to be installed by Maine Wood Heat installers only and is not a DIY kit.


Cost for the Cottage Heater material package without the oven is: $15,500.00

Cost for the Cottage Heater material package with the oven is: $16,500.00

Installation costs are not included in the prefabricated materials package.

Basic installation costs for the heater with or without the bake oven range from $4,000.00-$6000.00.

Other work, including shoring up framed floors to handle the weight and reinforcing/thickening slab areas in new construction should be assessed and performed by others.

Installation costs are for labor only and do not include travel.

Venting costs are not included, though Maine Wood Heat can supply venting components to be installed by a local contractor.


The soapstone Cottage heater with/without a bake oven measures roughly 30″ wide by 27.5″ deep and 76.5″ tall.

Both units are classified as standard masonry heaters with 4″ clearance to combustibles on sides and rear, 8 on top, and 48 in front of the loading door.

View the layout sketch to get an idea of how it might fit into your existing or new home.

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There are a handful of options to discuss for your Soapstone Heater so please fill out the brief form at the right to prompt one of our heater builders to contact you to discuss your project. …or skip the form and give us a call at the number at the bottom of the page.

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