Simplified joys for a small, precious planet
For the last five weeks, my husband and I have been camping out in our unfinished house in rural Washington. By “camping out,” I mean we have power, phone, satellite Internet, and a camp stove (thereby living well above the means of perhaps half the world’s population), but no walls, finished floors or floor coverings, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, or refrigeration. We sleep on cots, wash our dishes and faces outdoors at the well, and keep our perishable food in an ice chest, which we replenish with ice every couple of days. If the temperature drops, we stoke the wood stove.
Somehow, the limitations enrich the possibilities.
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