Having the excavator made short work of the driveway, so we were able to get to our “permanent” site and depod again. Eventually, we’ll either gravel or concrete the site, so it’s easier to depod and repod, but for now, we’re just making due with a dirt base.
Since we don’t have a well, we have to haul water in. Keeping the water tanks covered is best so that things don’t grow in the tanks, so we needed a shed. As usual, we build rather than buy because we want something seriously sturdy. Unfortunately, we are also slow and lazy, and as Eastern Washington got hotter, we got slower and lazier, but we did eventually get it chipmunk-proof (it still needs trim, but that’s purely decorative).
We are totally off-grid here. During the day, we have enough solar to run the air conditioning, but in the evening we have to crank the generator for a couple of hours since it has been getting over 100 degrees, and neither of us can stand the heat anymore. We’ll be getting some extra batteries and another solar panel, so hopefully we can reduce the generator time to near zero although the plan in the future is to not be here in the summer.
As mentioned, we haul water in (the large tank stays in the shed, and we use the small tank to fetch water from town in the pick-up. Town also has a wastewater dump station and a garbage transfer station.