Help! Expert Chiminea Troubleshooting Advice

It’s all going horribly pear shaped, and you can’t figure out what you’re doing wrong. Here are our top tips for chiminea troubleshooting, designed to help you make the most of your chim. Chiminea troubleshooting – Top chiminea advice Do I really need to use a lid and stand? Oh yes. Whatever type of clay […]

How Big Do You Go? Your Chiminea Size Guide

There’s a huge choice of stunning, stylish chimineas to choose from, every one of which has what it takes to grace your garden and delight your senses. There’s something about that typical chunky, smooth, fat belly and slim chimney that balances beautifully, whatever the design, whatever it’s made of, from clay to cast iron or […]

Cold And Frosty? Who Cares? Using a Chiminea in Winter

In Britain we’re used to shelving outdoor fun until the weather’s good enough. And that in itself can be a challenge. How many non-summer days do you get when it isn’t too windy, the temperature is comfortable, and it’s dry? Not too many! Luckily a simple chiminea is all you need to make this winter […]

About Friluftsliv – Embrace the Outdoors With a Chiminea

Let’s face it. The weather at this time of year is rubbish. Most of us spend the winter months huddled indoors. But are we missing a trick? Ask any Norwegian and they’d answer with a resounding ‘yes’. There’s something special about the Scandinavian way of life. By all accounts they’re unusually happy and fulfilled despite […]

Can I Use a Chiminea in a Smokeless Zone?

Poor air quality has been all over the news like a rash recently. The Mayor of London has even gone so far as warning people about the health risks of simple stuff like waiting at a London bus stop. Despite the government being responsible for safe air in our cities and towns, they have failed […]

Chimineas – Bundle Your Way to A Brilliant Xmas Gift!

Do people buy chimineas as Christmas gifts? Yes, they do. And what a fantastic gift a chim makes. You’re not giving someone you love a chiminea. You’re treating them to year-round outdoor warmth, which means they can entertain, chill out and generally enjoy being outside during the day, into the night, through summer and into […]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Chiminea in Winter

The winter weather is your chiminea’s worst enemy. It’s easy enough to stash yours until spring, when things warm up again. But what if, like many of our customers, you fancy entertaining alfresco throughout the winter, weather be damned? Here’s how to clean and maintain your chiminea in winter, our simple guide to winter chiminea […]

Chiminea Cooking – Delicious Mexican Recipes for Winter

Are you ready for some chiminea cooking? During spring and autumn a chiminea takes the edge off the chill outdoors. In summer it’s the ultimate in extra warmth, extending alfresco celebrations long into the already balmy nights. In winter it really comes into its own, making all the difference between staying in because it’s just […]

Halloween Fun With Fire Pits and Chimineas

Fancy some Halloween fun? This time of year has become one of the biggest as far as outdoor events are concerned. Once a fairly minor celebration in the UK, in recent years we’ve almost outstripped the USA in our enthusiasm for Halloween, AKA All Hallows Eve. There’s a powerful Day of the Dead trend emerging, […]

My Chiminea is Smokey – What Can I do About it?

When you fire up your chiminea, it smokes like mad. How come your chiminea is smokey? While there’s almost always a tiny amount of smoke, chimineas aren’t particularly smoky. It’s a design thing. Hundreds of years of trial and error means the design is extremely efficient and effective, minimising smoke. Using clean fuel like dry […]