My mother has been saying she wants to move off the grid for years now.
She has talked of the little cabin she wants on a plot of land where she can raise chickens and have a garden.
She has been talking about it for as long as I can remember. I never thought she would actually do it. Well she is doing it now. She bought a little spot up in the mountains. She is 2 hours away from just about anywhere. The cabin has been built and she is just getting the creature comforts installed. I was worried that my mother wouldn’t be able to stay warm enough out there living on her own with only solar powered lights. She said she was getting a wood burning stove installed but that didn’t seem enough. That is why I was happy when I learned that she was also getting a propane furnace installed. The cabin is very small so she doesn’t need a huge furnace. The heating provider that is installing both the stove and the furnace helped her pick out a propane furnace that is right for her. Apparently, I also have the heating company to thank for talking her into getting a secondary heat source. They explained that living alone, in the middle of nowhere, is very dangerous without proper heating. I couldn’t agree more. My mom complained a bit about the extra costs but I bet she is happy about it when winter comes. I know I will rest easier knowing she is nice and warm in her new home.