It has been my dream for so long to finally get out of the city and live out in nature.
I got my wish.
There is no more living in an apartment building with radiant heating in the winter and a window air conditioner in the summer. When I told my friends and colleagues that I was moving to a cabin in the woods, they were mostly all aghast. How could I leave the city? And what about having proper quality heating and air? It seemed that everyone was certain that I was moving into some sort of survival situation. The reality of where I now live is so far from that perception that it makes me laugh. And it’s so funny when my friends visit for the first time. They come into a nicely appointed cabin with a loft, a home office and a guest bedroom. There is a wood stove for heating during the winter. That’s something that I really love. With all the wood just lying on my property, I hardly have to spend a dime on HVAC heating in the winter. Yet, I still have residential HVAC in my cabin. It’s just not the traditional sort that most people expect. I have a pair of ductless heat pumps in my cabin. The closest HVAC company is more than 45 minutes away but they were glad to come out and install my ductless heat pumps. I love having such great HVAC cooling in the summer thanks to the ductless heat pumps. But it’s also nice to know that I have HVAC heating if I’m gone for a bit and have to relight the wood stove. I love where I live and I’m just so grateful to have the chance to finally experience this way of life.