I like a fireplace located high on a wall. it can be appreciated from more vantage points around the room and from other rooms. This is a really good idea for a fireplace in a dining room where it still can be seen after people have been seated.
THIS WOULD BE PERFECT IN MY NEW MEXICO HOME.DIY rocket stove - "Rocket stove technology can heat a home with less wood than a conventional wood stove. So little, that many homes are heated with nothing but tree trimmings that come out of a small yard.