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Wood-burning Stove in the Group Yurt | Maple Grove Hot Springs

If, at first, you don't succeed... ⁠

⁠In any design project, particularly a lean endeavor, it is tempting to become entirely attached to the initial course of action once it's in motion. ⁠

⁠Costs are incurred, decisions are made, and, understandably, you hope it achieves the goal. ⁠

⁠Reality, however, is that constant mid-flight pivots are key to any upstart. The earlier we give ourselves permission to pivot, the better. ⁠

Anyone who has stayed in our Group Yurt likely had a love-hate relationship with our pellet-burning stove. ⁠

⁠While sleek, efficient, and environmentally low impact, it just didn't do the job. After one season, we learned it could be vulnerable to our solar power sensitivities, that it would shut off late at night, and most importantly, it never really got toasty. ⁠

⁠It also had an unnatural mechanical hum that just didn't feel right. ⁠

⁠So, we are thrilled to announce we made the complicated pivot to bring you our new hearth and wood stove for all our future workshops, group stays, and communal experiences. ⁠

⁠It’s efficient, burns all night, and will be here 30 or 40 years from now.


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