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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Saturday, 4 January 2014


I'm typing this report at 1 pm Friday January 3, 2014. Outside it is -16*C here in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada. We have no heat. We are not using the wood stove and the in-floor heating has been turned off. The temperature in the house is + 22*C. 

Sometime after four, when the sun starts to set I will relight the wood stove and we will be warm throughout the night.

As you can see we have lots of sunlight bathing the room throughout the day. This keeps us warm and also warms up the concrete floor which acts as a thermal sink holding some heat only to release it later when the sun goes down.

This was our temperature outside at 1 pm yesterday. The day actually started off at -31*C.

Our view from the comforts of our livingroom.

If you have to be out shoveling snow this is the way to do it.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

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