In contrast to the Hearthstone, this little stove was light enough for Steven and I to carry it up the stairs to the loft. It is efficient and easy to light. After about four hours, it gets too hot in the loft on days like today (mid forties and sunny) But when it is fifteen or twenty out, we all love it. It won't keep a fire going overnight. But if I were to stoke it at midnight, there would be nice coals for morning.