Here is the link to my latest photo blog that goes by the same name the caption above - http://ghummakar-biswas.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-enchanting-winters-in-hills.html
"How does it work?
Rocket Stove design is based on a dual combustion process where wood gas and smoke is drawn into a secondary combustion chamber which burns the smoke and releases an abundance of additional heat."
Again, soot/ash does not burn.
What I found funny was 'burning of the smoke'.
Congratulations Rawatji. We too were looking at the community living options but same story as yours. Am glad that you have been able to get what you wanted in the end and more power to you for having been able to do this alone :) How big is the land? We did not venture beyond Nainital district and one piece of land that we really liked had too many owners for us to be comfortable :)
Wish you all the very best. Do keep us posted on your farming plans. We, being from Mumbai, may have to drop our Himalayan dream but may choose to the Sahyadri route though not the same :)
Sahyadri can't be compared with Himalaya but it's pretty in its own way. There is a high probability of me settling there too. Waiting for your experiences