Living Without Modern Amenities
July 21, 2010
Building our cabin on some land in the country took several years to complete. Once we had a roof and some walls, we would visit and spend nights. We found ways to cope. Here are some tips:
- We ran an electric drop cord from the power pole to inside for lights or plugging in appliances and electric blankets in the colder months.
- We took three cheap poly perk coffee pots, filled with water, perked just the water for an instant water heater with enough hot water for a basin bath and rinse.
- In the summer time, we lined up six or seven clean milk jugs with water on the sunny side of the porch, again instant warm water for a bath.
- We filled a fifty gallon clean plastic black trash can with water, when we returned the next week, we had fifty gallons of nice warm water waiting.
- We lined the unfinished kitchen with huge boxes, threw a sheet over them and had instant counter tops. We had a coffee pot, electric fry pan, and toaster and were able to cook pretty much anything.
By elee from Palm Coast, FLRead More Comments
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