Our little cabin will officially be ours this week. We’re still waiting for our “normal” house to sell. It’s a bit of a nail biter waiting, because we have this quasi mortgage in the form of a line of credit (granted, small amount for our cabin). We didn’t want any sort of mortgage again, and it feels like one step back and (asap!) two steps forward. I mind that a lot more than the sheer amount of work ahead.
Our first snow of the year was last Saturday 10/26. Thanks to the wood heat, it’s mid-70’s and 80’s Fahrenheit inside. We got up to 112F one night, recently. Little Cabin, Big Woodstove. http://www.offgridhomestead.ca @OffGridHomeCA
|We bought a tiny cabin up north. It's on a well treed acre (I originally hoped for many acres), but we could buy more land around there if we want. I don't think we "need" to, though. The cabin is 360 sq ft, no plumbing. We have to drill a well and winterize it and give it a foundation before the snow. I guess then the work really begins? We're surrounded by National Parks, trees and trees, hills, lakes, marshes, a creek down the dirt road, black bears, moose, elk, wolves, bobcats, deer, etc. The drive up is the best I've ever had in Canada. We saw deer, a bald eagle, and some wild turkey first trip. This place will be crazy stunning in Autumn. I am giddy and tense at the same time, the joys of moving...|