HamptonLand Chateau

Our watered respite is finished and it’s time to get on with our original plan of living cheaply in order to save for our own little cabin in the woods.  I am so tired of paying someone else’s mortgage.   I want to be paying my own!  So, on that note, may I present the current HamptonLand Chateau.

Waterless cabinIt could really use a bit of TLC.  It’s about to get some.


The deck goes right to the outhouse.  No moose trapping us in this one!

waterless cabin, hauling water

I really lucked out on this cabin as it has an internal water system.  As you come in the door there is a 55 gallon storage tank.  How handy that it is right here with a cut out so when hauling the water in 5 gallon jugs as we do, you can just sit one on the counter, open the spigot, and empty into the main water supply.

Waterless cabin, internal water system

This is the internal water system.  We have hot and cold running water to the kitchen sink and the shower, provided we have hauled in water to the 55 gallon reservoir.  I see either really cute or really funky materiel for curtains here.  What do you think?  Would red and white checkers be too busy?

Waterless cabin, kitchen

Brand new fridge, delivered while I was there renting it.  Almost new, CLEAN stove.  Such a contrast to the appliances of current house which I am convinced are the original 1970’s models.

Waterless cabin

Looking towards the front door, kitchen, shower room, stairs.

Living room

Living Room

Toyo Stove

This is the Toyo Stove, tucked underneath the stair case.  They burn #1 heating fuel and are very efficient as well as safe.


Upstairs, facing back of house.

Bedroom, facing front of house and door to upper deck.

View from upper deck.  I’m sad that there are all these power lines in the way.  Too bad.  Otherwise though, some nice wide open skies to view the auroras this winter.

cabin shower

There’s space enough in the shower room for a porta potty, or a honey bucket in Alaskan vernacular.

Cabin shower

This is the opposite side of that room with the little shower in it.  Both the sink and shower drain outside on the gravel pad that the cabin is built upon.  In the winter, these form glaciers but as they melt in spring, the water just percolates down through the gravel.  It sounds a lot more gross then it turns out to be really.

Now, it’s just a matter of purging some of the stuff that was accumulated during our year in a watered, 3 bedroom house.  It really helps to simplify life, not having space for a bunch of unneeded “stuff”.