These little stoves were used a lot in the 1940's and 50's. Some people call them trash burners.
They have a small wood box with cast iron grates and a removable ash bin below. There's a damper for controlling the heat path, a small warming oven and two removable lids in the cast iron top. They can be used for light cooking.
We found this one at a local recycling yard.
Well, that's where we're at folks. The Hilton it ain't and you'll never see this little house in the glossy home magazines. Still we've had a lot of fun building it. We still have the siding to do and some other things as well. But it's usable and a charming little place to spend some time close to nature.
PS - Building this was a great experience for our family. We've spent about $1400 to date ($10 per SF).
PS#2 - If you would like to download a scaled version of the floorplan of this little house click 10x14 cabin plan. You can also cut out some of the people and furniture on the sheet to see if you can make such a small place work for you.
PS#3 - If you would like to see a larger version of the cabin (from the Little House Plans kit - three sizes are available) click HERE.