We live 'up north' which is actually thousands of miles south of where we lived before (North Pole, Alaska - and oh how we miss it) but that's another story. And just the fact that we are living 'up north' I always wanted to get a good wood burning stove. What if the power went out and I still wanted to make a pot of coffee, or maybe a good old kettle of stew. So, I've been watching for the past few years, no big hurry, just watching and knowing that one day the opportunity would present itself and I would find that perfect for our purposes stove. And here it is ~ she needs a little care but very little. I just love her stylish legs and the price was right for our budget. Who could ask for more.