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 generatorworked 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.
Our cabin was delivered on a sunny 74 degree day in October, 2017. We stayed in the cabin, which is unfinished for a week. The weather changed dramatically the first night.
First we heard the rain hitting the metal roof, so cool. Coming from California and 7 years of drought, we loved it. Then we heard nothing. My husband went outside to check and couldn’t believe what he saw. Snow and it was coming down good.
Our rottweiler loved it.
View from our window the next morning.
It looked like a post card.
Our cozy inside arrangement. Everything we need for now.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Join us as we begin our journey to simple, hygge (hugga) living. We have lived in San Diego for over 20 years, the whole time renting. We now own property in the mountains of Oregon. We will be living off grid in a cabin just under 400sq. ft., which we own.
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