Some may say the English are crazy, so here are some of my crazy conservation schemes............. We have a home made rainwater storage collection and storage system which can store over 2000 gallons. This is used for flushing the loo, why use expensive drinking water? Our wood burner has a flat top, and I usually cook on it with an old camp oven (cast iron pot), great for stews in cold weather. My wife loves that one as I get to do the cooking! The flat top also means we boil our water for our endless cups of tea on it. I often heat a pot of rainwater on the stove for my washing, even if it did not save money I like the soft water......... I never use expensive cleaners on the glass front of our stove. Damp newspaper rubbed in a little wood ash is a brilliant glass cleaner!