When I made the decision to tranactivity off the grid last year, I knew that I was going to deal with a major lifestyle change.
I always enjoyed handling our biweekly chores the old-fashioned way, though I still had our days when I would’ve enjoyed to have the current conveniences around.
I remember getting pretty sick with the flu last winter, too – knowing that I had to go outside plus chop our own wood for the fireplace was almost too much to bear! With that, I decided that I would get power affixed to our house, along with running water. After all, I enjoyed living outside of the village more than anything else. I was especially ecstatic to have these current appliances around now, as I really needed them to make life a bit easier for myself and others to manage. The most useful current appliance was certainly the heating plus a/cs! Through the rest of this past winter, I was able to rely on our current central gas furnace. It’s powered using a wood pellet stove, so I’m still living with appliances that use old-fashioned principles. As for a/c, I have a simple window mounted a/c unit in our living room, however my cottage is pretty small, so I don’t need anything too powerful to cool down the cottage during tepid Summer daysâ€¦ Besides, the weather conditions stays fairly cool through most of the year anyway! That’s what I like so much about the area – the air quality is always appealing since I’m far from the pollution of the city. In turn, that means the indoor air conditions at our cottage is usually just as good.