Sometimes a bit of a routine can be a good thing

Welcome to the latest blog about our lives in our off-grid cabin in France. It’s December 11th 2020 and a rainy and wet day. I’m not generally a lover of routine. When we are on the boat we have only one routine – get up and turn the engine on. You could argue that everyContinue reading “Sometimes a bit of a routine can be a good thing”

The comfort of a good wood pile

Welcome to this weeks blog (Dec 4th 2020) about life in our off-grid cabin in France. Now that the higher priority jobs have been done in Le Shack we have given ourselves a break from indoor jobs and turned our attention outside. The month of November has been incredibly sunny and warm and it seemedContinue reading “The comfort of a good wood pile”

Wildlife special

Hello and welcome to this wild life special as part of my blog about living off-grid on November 27th 2020. I enjoy being ‘in the nature’ as the French call it, but I am no expert on flora and fauna, nor am I of the disposition to spend long hours patiently watching and waiting forContinue reading “Wildlife special”

Let’s talk about composting toilets

Welcome to Le Shack and my blog about life in an off-grid cabin in France. The subject this week is not for the squeamish for we are going to talk about composting toilets. That’s not a phrase you hear very often for the simple reason that we don’t talk about toilets, or certainly not whatContinue reading “Let’s talk about composting toilets”

A beginners guide to an off-grid system and a new feature for the winter – come for a walk with me.

Welcome to the latest news from Le Shack on November 6th 2020. We’ve been here for seven weeks now and our off-grid power system is largely finished. I thought you might be interested in a potted version of how it works and what it actually gives us. Also this week, something completely different. As everybodyContinue reading “A beginners guide to an off-grid system and a new feature for the winter – come for a walk with me.”

In praise of hand-washing but sadly back in to lock-down

Welcome to the latest instalment of our lives in Le Shack on October 30th 2020. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that we don’t have a washing machine. Or a tumble dryer. This is not to say that you can’t have both these appliances in an off-grid system but it requires more capacity, andContinue reading “In praise of hand-washing but sadly back in to lock-down”

The importance of trees

Welcome to the latest news from Le Shack on October 23rd 2020. I know the title of this blog is about trees but first of all I have a question for my female followers. Would you let your husband cut your hair? Until recently I would have answered that question with ‘over my dead body’Continue reading “The importance of trees”