This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Thursday 21 February 2013


Peter will be here later this morning to install more trim around the doors and baseboards in the hall. We are almost finished our inside jobs with the master bathroom still in need of attention. Once we finish the mudding there then Paul will come and tile the bathroom. That won't happen until the spring when the logging roads are impassible and Paul can't work in the bush.

Slowly very slowly we are getting everything done. The house is very comfortable and the radiant floor heating is working well. Glenn was a little surprised that we could heat over 2,000 sq. ft with just the domestic hot water tank. Our system is very efficient and draws very little energy from our batteries.

This morning we discovered water under the refrigerator. Looks like the drain for the automatic defrost may be plugged. I'll have to investigate that after I've had breakfast.

The ice pictures in the header above were taken in downtown Bancroft yesterday. Often we see climbers scaling the ice face on weekends.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.


  1. The trim in the hallway is a nice finishing touch.

  2. BOY you folks are to be commended for the progress you have made. Matt is just now getting his final trim on . It certainly does finish things off.
    I am so glad you are enjoying your warm floors....such an inexpensive luxury.
    Are those icy hillsides across from Tim Horton's ?
    Great pictures as always.
    Can't wait for our spring visit !!!
    Pat and Jeff