Jotul 0.5 – the early years

The first test run of our latest build:  ‘Jotul the early years’  proves to be great success!




Complete with internal baffle to extend the path to the chimney and push the heat up and to the front.Jotul the early years DSC_5293Jotul the early years DSC_5306Jotul the early years DSC_5298


Includes the classic ‘stick shift’ gear changer for volume control.

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A Mashava Davies production – based on a Jotul 4 from Lentran House 1973 – 1985


Three wheel rims and one gear lever were harmed in this production.

Building a real log cabin – 18 months on

As with all good building projects progress takes time! We are now ‘semi-finished’. The building work is long since complete. Fit-out of the interior is just about there (room partitions, doorways, wall lining, stairs, built in beds and storage, bathrooms, toilet cubicles, showers, and more). Plumbing….mmm tough one but it’s coming.


Square ‘Hobbit-style’ doors cut through the log walls


Bunk bed to the right of picture above


That square doorway from the other side. Stairs up to 3rd level.


Further to the left – toilet cubicle and sink. Stairs down to immediate right of window.



Off to a different room.

Bunk bed under dormer window


Same room – other direction

Now we play spot the beds – there are 5 you can just about see!

One bed in the opening above the draws – then there is a top bunk bed above that (hidden in this picture). Bunk beds to the right with draws underneath. That makes four beds. And the fifth bed – it’s flying overhead.



Including the fifth bed over head! (Built like this to customer specification)


With draws


Looking from the main entrance hall to the stairs up to the rooms inside. Doorways to the left up first flight and up second flight to the right. Split level design (nightmare).


And did I mention the plumbing!