Heat is very important!
We planned on spending a week in our unfinished cabin during the month of February, 2018. Our cabin is just under 400 sq. feet and currently uninsulated.
The weather started out very mild with just a touch of snow.
At first we were disappointed with the lack of snow, but agreed that at least the weather was mild and we wouldn’t be freezing. The first night we were very cozy with our space heater and electric throw blanket. Our Firman generator worked wonderfully powering both of them.
However the weather in the mountains of Oregon can change quickly.
The snow started that night and the temperature dropped significantly. Our little space heater wasn’t quite able to heat that much uninsulated space.
It was so cold inside the cabin, the water in the dogs bowl froze. I feared it would be too extreme for my 6 year old rottweiler. So I covered him with a blanket which he managed to keep on all night.
It was truly beautiful during the day.
But we agreed it was not comfortable enough to stay another night.
We definitely appreciate how important heat is. This was a lesson learned. Next time we stay in the cabin during winter we will need at least a woodburning stove.
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The dog water froze!!! Inside your cabin!! Ummmm… I’d say it was pretty darn cold. Aren’t life lessons fun😉
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Life is all about lessons learned! And that lesson was a big one! It was crazy cold. I definitely don’t ever want to be that cold again! Yikes😲 But I do love that no matter how old we get, we still are capable of learning something new. 😊