Then Rob had an inspiration when he was folding a basket flat when we weren’t using it. Maybe a folding firebox along the same principle…?
Our DIL’s father works in fabrication, so we gave him the basket and asked him if he could come up with something similar in metal. He created a box with a solid base, and open mesh sides, made of heavy-duty stainless steel. It has four legs to keep it up off the ground, and folds up so we can stash it neatly in a caravan storage space.
We can use the windbreak we bought for the butane stove to protect the firebox too, if we want to.
Here’s what it looks like, and how it folds up: