No, Seriously, Are We?
I enjoyed reading your story Remy and can relate. I may be facing my personal composting toilet nightmares and embarking on a change of lifestyle next year. If I do go off the grid in my tiny house I will definitely be getting a generator to heat the water. As long as I have a hot shower, good coffee, and a beautiful view all will be well..... I hope. It's exciting and scary.
Will provide good fodder for writing at least. Jo 😊
You forgot to say that there was no coffee either, in this eco hotel 😱.
You 2 tried. That's more than we did.
We went as north as we could, not far mind you. Loved reading about your overnight. Ahahaha hahaha
I lived in Algeria once. High up in the mountains where there was only spotty internet and no indoor plumbing, at least not at first, and the water you needed warm you simply heated. The house had large cisterns, buckets and plastic wash basins of all sizes to wash or bath with. Others to wash food in, and still others for washing dishes. I didn't think it was such a big deal. Perhaps because there were other incredible things that were distracting me from the so-called discomforts.
I'm developing an article about the nomadic ethos. If you subscribe (free) you'll get the alert. My take on your story is that when you're raising small children, you have to be careful not to scare them. The best way to do that is to keep everything very consistent, at least until they are old enough to understand that life is not black and white. :)
We did this many many years ago. I loved it but it cost me my marriage. 5 months in the interior of Alaska with a newborn I was ready to kill my husband. Didn’t kill him but the divorce soon followed!
Ive lived in many communes - off grid... now called intentional communities.
And have homesteaded twice. I did it with my family. Its not hard if your willing to do the work. But my advice is - Make sure you have a good kitchen. Good Bathroom. and MONEY.
If you try to do it in a small trailer, with a tiny fridge, and no good shower while struggling financially you will go nuts and quit.
Well you might be fine but your family will kill you.
When a rat ran across my kid in the night and a bob cat Yoweled outside the door in the snow - that was it.
You can handle those things if you have a good kitchen and bathroom and enough money to just leave and go to Portugal for a few weeks for a break from it all AHAH.