Our boiler is dead, has been for a week now. While waiting for it to be fixed the only source of heat in out home has been a single wood burning stove. The house being open plan this stove heats the whole place, and does a remarkably good job of it.
It's a very pleasant thing to come home to after a day at work, a cosy warm fire to sit by! Now we just need a sheepskin rug and a sexually compliant woman to lay across it :)