Posted: 03/12/2013 at 08:57
I'm lucky, Artjak, because the garage in my village still dispenses paraffin from the pump so I have big metal army jerry cans full of the stuff. I'd love to install electric though, particularly to dispel the humidity problem, but even given the cost of paraffin versus electric it would take over ten years to break even given the distance my shed and GH are from the mains. Unfortunately I'm married to an accountant who, faced with my plaintive request for mains electric, produced a spreadsheet proving beyond doubt that it wasn't a viable idea.
I'm very tempted by the idea of a woodstove but don't like the idea of leaving it unattended between the time I leave the shed and when it goes out completely. I just know I'd end up running back down to check on it every half hour or so and, believe me, I get enough exercise going up and down the hill otherwise known as our garden without adding a half dozen extra climbs every day.