First, I have been reading about people using outside wood heaters. I was wondering if there was a way to regulate the heat in the house. Also, from what I read, is seems that the heaters have to be stoked all the time. Would using one of these in a place that doesn't stay cold days on end and gets snow in inches instead of feet be worth it? Second, does anyone know how to go about building an outbuilding that is rodent proof? Oh!! thought of one more. Those of you that use wood burning stoves, do you use them in the summer or do you have another stove. It just seems to me that it would get very hot. I have been thinking about setting up an outside kitchen with a wood burning stove. But, I am afraid that it is very far down on the *list* of things that need to be done. EDITED, because I thought of another question. My DH is going to put up a clothes line for me. I was wondering what is a good distance between poles?