This blog is about our life Off The Grid as well as our travels in our converted Cargo Trailer.
LIVING OFF GRID
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, 9 December 2017
ACTION TRAILER Hwy 22
Brought our new trailer home yesterday. It's an all aluminum cargo trailer, 7x16 with duel axles and brakes on every wheel.
The walls and ceiling are insulated and it has a 30 amp shore power connection.
Right now it is just an empty box but over the winter we will install the kitchen cabinets and counter, bed platform and vinyl flooring. Hopefully come May we are on the road heading somewhere.
We bought our trailer at Action Trailer near Strathroy, Ontario; great folks to deal with and Brad made sure everything was secure before we left. It was bitterly cold that day so I was glad to get back in the truck and on the road home.
Farming is the main occupation and the area is flat, reminds me of driving across the prairies.
I took the slow route home which sent me through many small towns. This is typical view of many older downtown main streets throughout Ontario.
Do you recognize this structure? At one time they dotted the landscape but today they are a relic of the past. This was called a Drive-In and was popular in the 50s and 60s when people got in their car and drove over to the "Drive-In" to watch the latest movie.
By the time I got home I was driving in this. Our cottage road was the worst and the trailer started to go sideways but I got it straightened and home safely. Always good to have a new winter project.
We are two retired Canadians living in an off grid passive solar home near Bancroft, Ontario. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling and exploring North America. We just bought a cargo trailer we plan to convert to a camper for our travels.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we experience life off the grid and down the road.