Ingenious Electricity-Free Heater Warms Your Home for Pennies a Day

Looking for a way to warm up your home without overspending? Egloo, which claims to heat your room for 10 cents a day, might do the trick. This tiny, domed structure uses just three tea lights and heats up in five minutes. Designer Marco Zagaria funded this eco-friendly, sustainable heater through a successful Indiegogo campaign last year and the heaters, weighing in around 2 pounds, are available for worldwide shipping via the Egloo website.

Boasting five hours of heating for every refill, Egloo is ideal in a space up to 200 sq ft. How does it work? Composed of two terracotta domes and a metal grill, Egloo takes advantage of the material’s natural heating ability. The small space for air to enter, which allows for combustion, helps the warm air stored in the dome move to the outside environment. Egloo is available in a range of finishes, from bright hues to textured metal, letting you chose what goes best with your interiors. The only thing left to do is stock up on tea lights.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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