Would this be an example of green living?

If I were to move to my cabin that I have in the mountains. This cabin is nice and rather remote. It has no plumbing. It is not wired for electricity. It has a wood burning stove and fireplace for cooking and heat. I use lanterns for light. Solar power won’t work because of the tall pine trees that block the sun. I can use a horse to get around instead of a vehicle. Some of my food needs can be taken care of by fishing and hunting. I usually spend about two weeks there every summer. I’m not real sure if I would want to live like that all the time unless I really had to. How would this be for green living? Living in that cabin is almost like going back in time a hundred years or so. How would you like to try that out?
Water comes from a well nearby. The old hand pump type. The outhouse is in back. No bath or shower but there is a lake not far to the west.
A wood burning stove and fireplace is the only option here and the most practical fathead. Consider the remoteness of the cabin.
The outhouse is OK. The water supply is better then most and far better then what you get in the cities. Never use soap in the lake.

7 thoughts on “Would this be an example of green living?”

  1. Although you may think there is a lot of shadows I would still try solar power. Even half power is good.

    Remember the reason most people don’t live in cabins is that they are lose lots of heat. Take a thermal imaging device to the cabin and you’ll see how ineffective cabins are for energy conservation.

  2. If your a city folk come live with me for a while. These people that think don’t cut trees or don’t shoot animals or what ever they think. They drive a suburban they own a 2 mil condo. I do what I need to do to live. I make very little money and live without a lot of extras(in Vermont). It sound like you have allot of money if you are talking about solar power. I can’t afford oil. It is not as easy as the trees blocks the sun and you don’t catch fish ever time so you will go hungry ever now and then.

  3. I wouldnt mind though it would take me a while to get accustomed to it. As for if it would be good for the enviroment. Yes, I think it would be although I dont see why you couldnt have a green version of a water pump to bring water in through pipes. If you can handle that kind of life, I say go for it, that is, if you would choose to. Also, as Im a lousy hunter with a sensitive stomach, food supply might be a problem.

  4. The following might raise some questions: the wood burning stove and fire place (is it a clean burn?), the out house (is it contaminating the nearby water supply?), and the bathing in the stream/lake (what kind of soap/shampoo are you using?)

  5. How dare you burn down those trees vital to the conversion of carbon-dioxide while releasing their captured carbon back into the atmosphere.

    Not green, black. Black as soot I say!

  6. You would be living off the land, and being that the cabin is so remote, you would be harming no one. I would love to vacation in a place like that–but don’t think I could do it year-round–particularly not in the winter months.

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