Category Archives: Benefits of a chiminea

Blue- ass fly or chilled? Hot tips for alfresco parties

Look out of the window. Go on, take a peek. Is it sunny? Is it warm? Probably. We’re on the very brink of summer, a delightful time of year, and you’re mulling over the plans for your first big alfresco ‘do’ of the season. You want everything to go right first time. But what if…? […]

Brilliant party games to make a chiminea gathering go with a swing

garden party games around your chiminea

Winter? Pah! You fearlessly throw ice cubes down the very string vest of winter, without a care in the world, thanks to your chiminea. As long as it isn’t actually raining or sleeting you’ll stay warm. Actually, although you’re not meant to light a chiminea indoors, you can fire her up under a car port […]

More of Your Chiminea Questions… Answered!

Every now and again we like to gather together a bunch of common chiminea questions, regularly asked by our customers, and answer them for you. It’s that time again. Here are answers to some of the chiminea questions we’ve been asked more than once in the past couple of months. It’s really hot and dry […]

Real Life Chiminea Stories – Two Go Mad in North Devon

So how do people actually use their chimineas? Different people use their chimineas in different ways. We talked to Kate and Tony over in remote North Devon about their chim experiences, and got them to send us some photos. Kate and Tone’s chiminea adventures “We bought our beautiful cast iron chiminea from the Chiminea Shop […]

Garden Design for Chiminea Lovers – Maximise the Fun!

You’ve bought a beautiful chiminea for your garden, patio or back yard. But your outdoor space isn’t really up to scratch. In fact it’s a bit rubbish. Sadly you’re no gardening expert, about as far from being a garden designer as it gets. So how do you create a chiminea-friendly space that looks good all […]

Chim Virgin? Here’s What to Expect From the Chiminea Experience

You might not have heard of chimineas until recently. You might already know about them and what they do. Either way you’re a chim virgin. Here’s what you can expect from shopping with us, plus insight into the chiminea experiences one of our customers had with their first ever chim. Chiminea experiences – What to […]

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 […]

Storytelling Around Your Chiminea or Fire Pit

The nights are closing in fast. Autumn is underway. But the end of the summer doesn’t signal the end of the chiminea season – the whole idea is a chim extends your alfresco potential by warming up outdoor spaces all year round, not just through the summer months. Now’s the time of year when storytelling […]