Our Off-Grid Thanksgivings

| 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

Tamara WilmA few years ago, my husband and I started a new tradition for Thanksgiving: going to an off-grid cabin on the side of a mountain in the southern Adirondacks. After years of spending the holiday the old-fashioned way, we decided that we wanted to do our own thing. We already had the spot—a cabin we frequented the rest of the year.

Our off-grid "home"

This cabin is an old Sears Home. With a faded blue paint job on the outside, and six cozy rooms inside, all kept warm by a cast iron wood burning stove, the cabin is the place we consider our real home. The kitchen, where we cook our Thanksgiving meal if there’s snow on the ground, has a small apartment-sized stove, refrigerator, microwave, and a wooden table.

While the cabin has power, and baseboard heat if we really need it, there is no phone, TV, radio, or other modern amenities. Hence, we are off-grid, in the woods, in the middle of our own Adirondack dream. What more could we possibly need?


Well, food.

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