Cabin Update: Wood Burning Stove (Plus Try the Tool!)

Disclosure: Contura have kindly agreed to partner on our cabin project

Over the Christmas holidays, so much more happened than playing about in the snow and drinking glögg: our little cabin sprang to life (see the design plans here)! I'd love to say that the picture above is of the interior - but we're far from finished! The good news is though, the structure is in place:

So exciting! With all the bigger aspects decided including the wood panelling, windows and doors and the bathroom, it's time to decide on a wood burning stove. I LOVE a fireplace, do you? To me, they are pure hygge and I couldn't imagine our little cabin without one! 

Which one?
I knew I wanted to get one from Contura. The Swedish brand is located only an hour from the cabin and recognised as the leading manufacturer of woodburning stoves in Scandinavia as well as a big player across Europe (AKA the guys delivering the hygge!). I've heard many a great things about their Swedish-made log burners when it comes to quality and efficiency, and I love the design!  

Choosing a stove using the virtual tool
Anyone who's been in the market for a wood burning stove will know there are so many out there to choose from, it's almost overwhelming! Keep a look out for a stove that works for the size and design of space you have. Plus, I found the Contura 'build your stove' tool super handy! It allows you to build your own stove and then virtually place it in your home to see how it looks! Hours of fun! 

Admittedly, I got a bit carried away and Per was very nervous when I revealed pictures of how one might look in our bedroom, sitting room and bathroom at home! 

To use it, just head over to Contura and click on ' build your stove' (top right orange button) and follow the simple step by step instructions. 

In the end I decided on the Wood burning stove Contura 810 in black steel with built-in wood storage for our cabin, which I think is super sleek and great for space-saving. 


Above is a snapshot from inside our cabin right now (taken from the loft bed ). We plan to place the wood burning stove in the far left corner. This is how it will look - except a little larger in size and with a chimney:

I think it's going to be great and feeling so excited now. Here's to cosy days at the cabin! 

Just need the panelling to go in and get the bathroom and kitchen fitted, the floors laid..... gaaah so much to do! 

Do you have a fireplace in your home? Or perhaps you've been considering one (try the tool if so!)? Please do share your experiences below! 

Wishing you all a hyggeligt weekend!



  1. I have been lusting after such a sleek slim woodburning stove for a long time but unfortunately, there is no place for it in my house so I live vicariously through pictures on MSH and elsewhere.
    I have a woodburning fireplace in the rec room in the basement but I do not use it.(I use the rec room as my gym). I also have an electric fireplace insert, from an unfinished project in my previous house. In winter, I keep it in my living room and I usually turn in on in the evening but not for heat, just for the flames.

    1. This has been my case too - I don't think we'd ever be able to get one in our house due to planning permission. But I'm excited about having one in our cabin - mainly for the cosy flames! :)

  2. We have an older home with a wood burning fireplace in our living room. We love it and use it most weekends in the winter. Seems like most houses in our area these days install gas fireplaces, which are definitely less messy, but there's something about a real wood fire ....

    1. We live in a beautiful historic home in Marblehead Ma. We are installing a gas fireplace in our living room. I agree with you, the gas is cleaner and easier to upkeep, but there is nothing quite like the smell and feel of real wood burning on a cold winters evening!

    2. I'm happy to hear yours so often. There's something about lighting a fire on a cold winter day - so cosy!


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