I was on another board when folks had made comments that while they would love to try Dutch oven cooking - they had no place to even try. Well - you may have more choices than you imagine - You can cook on a table - when I was a kiddo, we called these Sheepherder's stoves. No need to burn your lawn. Sold at several outlets as "Camp Chef Cooking table" - will hold charcoal or a gas stove. $80 to $100. Roll your own with bits from an old table (From Dutch Oven Gear) basic table with some added work space If you can think outside the box, all sorts of things will work! flower box or cooking box? Would need a rain cover for idle times... slightly less elegant, but workable. Volcano stove with dutch oven insert - the stove goes for about $100 Hopefully, this will give you an idea of how to cook in a dutch oven without a full time fire pit in the back yard... I use the bricks and heavy duty oil pan pit. Cheap, clean and stores in little space. What do you use?