Yep , that's right! In a month we will be living on our land with no electricity and for now no running water. (We plan to drill a well soon after getting there but it does take time)
I am so excited! This has been 2 years in the making and it's finally here!
Don't think that because we have no electricity that we will be suffering. We won't be.
We will be using our generators for an hour or so a day to run our computer (didn't think I'd move and leave you, did you? ) and we can watch dvds or tv on the computer just like we do now.
We have plenty of oil lamps for light. We have looked into other options as well but we will get those later.
We will be cooking on a propane stove and utilizing an old fashioned ice box- found on craigslist- for a "fridge". Since they don't make ice blocks anymore we will simply have to buy bags of ice frequently until we come up with an icehouse and we will be using a camping toilet and shower for the bathroom. We have experience with this already .
Until the well is built we will be hauling water from our rain barrels and buying bottled water. We will conserve as much as possible! We have downsized our wardrobes so we don't have 1000 outfits each to make things easier.
Heat, since we are expecting a great deal of wet and cold starting in 2 weeks, will be from a wood stove. We have propane heaters in mind too, if we decide to go that way.
We don't need to worry about keeping cool right now but when we do we will be using the methods Rose Petal talks about on her blog HERE
As for little things, like COFFEE and phone service, we will be using a french press, and cell phones (duh!)
Now for another BIGGIE, for 9 people we will be living in 350 sq feet!! Yep that's tiny but we will make it work. We will be staying in the "little house" til we build our bigger house".
I am so excited!! I have made notebook after notebook of plans and I am finally going to get to use them!!
updated to add- we chose Sprint wireless internet service instead of satellite- more gigabytes for less money. easy ! and we have a wood stove in the process of being bought right now! We also have some LED lights from Tractor Supply that we plan on getting as well.
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